Panama-Pacific Exposition Quarter-Eagle
- Year of Issue: 1915
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 63-233
The Panama-Pacific Exposition Quarter-Eagle coin was released in 1915 to commemorate the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Exposition was held in San Francisco and celebrated the successful completion of the Panama Canal. This was the first commemorative quarter eagle.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design features Columbia, seated on the mythical sea horse riding through the waters of the Panama Canal. She grasps caduceus, the emblem of trade and commerce, and represents the United States inviting the nations of the world to use the new passage from ocean to ocean.
The reverse features the American Eagle resting on a standard bearing the motto E Pluribus Unum.
- PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- 2 1/2 DOL
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Charles E. Barber