California State Quarter

Information about the commemorative California State Quarter.

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

The California Quarter is the 31st quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on January 31, 2005. It was the 31st State Quarter issued, because California was the 31st state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total California Quarter mintage for circulation was 520,400,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, California would rank 19th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The California Quarter coin was engraved by Don Everhart and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name California and just below it the year 1850, which is the year California became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - California is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2005.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of California shows John Muir, California condor, and Half Dome.

The inscriptions read "John Muir," "Yosemite Valley".

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

The California 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 California coin is made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% Nickel. The California silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.

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