Illinois State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Illinois State Quarter.

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

The Illinois Quarter is the 21st quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on January 2, 2003. It was the 21st State Quarter issued, because Illinois was the 21st state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Illinois Quarter mintage for circulation was 463,200,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Illinois would rank 8th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The Illinois Quarter coin was engraved by Donna Weaver and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Illinois and just below it the year 1818, which is the year Illinois became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Illinois is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2003.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of Illinois shows young Abraham Lincoln, farm scene, Chicago skyline, state outline and 21 stars.

The inscriptions read "Land of Lincoln" and "21st state/century".

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

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

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