Iowa State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Iowa State Quarter.

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

The Iowa Quarter is the 29th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on August 30, 2004. It was the 29th State Quarter issued, because Iowa was the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Iowa Quarter mintage for circulation was 465,200,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Iowa would rank 9th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The Iowa Quarter coin was engraved by John Mercanti and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Iowa and just below it the year 1846, which is the year Iowa became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Iowa is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2004.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of Iowa shows schoolhouse, teacher and students planting a tree.

The inscriptions read "Foundation in Education", "Grant Wood".

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

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

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