Louisiana State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Louisiana State Quarter.

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

The Louisiana Quarter is the 18th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on May 30, 2002. It was the 18th State Quarter issued, because Louisiana was the 18th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Louisiana Quarter mintage for circulation was 764,204,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Louisiana would rank 38th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The Louisiana Quarter coin was engraved by John Mercanti and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Louisiana and just below it the year 1812, which is the year Louisiana became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Louisiana is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2002.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of Louisiana shows brown pelican trumpet with musical notes, outline of Louisiana Purchase on map of America.

The inscription reads "Louisiana Purchase".

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

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

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