George Washington Quarter
- Year of Issue: 1932
- Authorizing Legislation: March 4, 1931
The U.S. Mint first issued the George Washington Quarter in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth on February 22, 1732. The George Washington Quarter replaced the Standing Liberty Quarter, the last circulating quarter to depict a figure of Liberty on the obverse. The Mint produced the quarter through 1998 until it was replaced by the 50 State Quarters Program in 1999.
The quarter reverse featured an eagle with wings spread except in the years 1975 and 1976. In those years, the reverse was temporarily replaced with a colonial drummer to honor the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence.
The obverse (heads) design features a bust of George Washington by John Flanagan.
The reverse (tails) features an eagle with wings spread, standing on a bundle of arrows with two olive sprays beneath it.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- QUARTER DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan