George Washington Quarter

Circulating Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1932
  • Authorizing Legislation: March 4, 1931

Background

This coin was first produced by the United States Mint in 1932 and it replaced the Standing Liberty Quarter. The Quarter featured this same design through 1974 and again from 1977 through 1998. In 1975 and 1976, the standard eagle design on the reverse was temporarily replaced to honor the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence.

The coin features a portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, and this coin was produced to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Three United States Mint Directors served under President’s Washington’s tenure as president – David Rittenhouse, Henry William Desaussure, Elias Boudinot.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features a portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

The reverse features  an eagle with wings spread, standing on a bundle of arrows with two olive sprays beneath it.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • date

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • QUARTER DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: John Flanagan
Content last reviewed January 3, 2017

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