Mississippi State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Mississippi State Quarter.

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

The Mississippi Quarter is the 20th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on October 15, 2002. It was the 20th State Quarter issued, because Mississippi was the 20th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Mississippi Quarter mintage for circulation was 579,600,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Mississippi would rank 25th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The Mississippi Quarter coin was engraved by Donna Weaver and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Mississippi and just below it the year 1817, which is the year Mississippi became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Mississippi 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 Mississippi shows two magnolia blossoms.

The inscription reads "The Magnolia State".

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

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

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