Mississippi State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on October 15, 2002, this is the 20th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the fifth coin released in 2002. Mississippi, admitted into the Union on December 10, 1817, themed the coin, The Magnolia State. The coin showcases the beauty and elegance of the state flower, combining the blossoms and leaves of two magnolias. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.
Obverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse Inscriptions• THE MAGNOLIA STATE
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program