Hawaii State Quarter
Information about the commemorative Hawaii State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the Hawaii Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The Hawaii Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of Hawaii. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
Hawaii Quarter on the right.
The Hawaii Quarter is the 50th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on November 3, 2008. It was the 50th State Quarter issued, because Hawaii was the 50th state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total Hawaii Quarter mintage for circulation was 517,600,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Hawaii would rank 18th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the Hawaii Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The Hawaii Quarter coin was engraved by Don Everhart and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Hawaii and just below it the year 1959, which is the year Hawaii became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Hawaii 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 Hawaii shows Statue of Kamehameha I.
The inscription reads UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO which means the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the Hawaii circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof Hawaii coins.
The Hawaii 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 Hawaii coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The Hawaii silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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