South Carolina State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
Coin CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on May 22, 2000, this is the eighth coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the third released in 2000. South Carolina, admitted into the Union on May 23, 1788, themed the coin, The Palmetto State. It highlights the outline of the state and three symbols, Palmetto tree, the Carolina Wren, the Yellow Jessamine, its nickname The Palmetto State, and a star which indicates the state's capital, Columbia. 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• SOUTH CAROLINA
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: Thomas D. Rogers