Missouri State Quarter

50 State Quarters

Coin Information

Production Process: Circulating

Coin Type: Circulating

Denomination: Quarter

Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A

Approval Date: 12/01/1997

 

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Characteristics

Obverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.

Reverse Description: Released on August 4, 2003, this is the 24th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the fourth released in 2003. Missouri, admitted into the Union on August 10, 1821, themed the coin, Corps of Discovery. It highlights Lewis and Clark's historic return to St. Louis down the Missouri River, with the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Gateway Arch in the the background. 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
• LIBERTY
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

• CORPS OF DISCOVERY
• 1804-2004
• MISSOURI
• 2003
• E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
Reverse
  • Designer: Alfred Maletsky

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