Alaska State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Alaska State Quarter.

You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the Alaska Quarter from the 50 State Quarter Program. The Alaska Quarter was issued by the United States Mint to commemorate the state of Alaska. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the Alaska Quarter on the right.

The Alaska Quarter is the 49th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on August 25, 2008. It was the 49th State Quarter issued, because Alaska was the 49th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Alaska Quarter mintage for circulation was 505,800,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Alaska would rank 13th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the Alaska Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.

The Alaska Quarter coin was engraved by Charles L. Vickers and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Alaska and just below it the year 1959, which is the year Alaska became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Alaska is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2008.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of Alaska shows Grizzly bear with salmon and North Star.

The inscription reads "The Great Land".

The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the Alaska circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof Alaska coins.

The Alaska coin weights 5.67 grams, its diameter is 24.26 mm (0.955 inches), and its thickness is 1.75 mm (0.069 inches). Furthermore, the Alaska coin is made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% Nickel. The Alaska silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.

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