New Jersey State Quarter
Information about the commemorative New Jersey State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the New Jersey Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The New Jersey Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of New Jersey. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
New Jersey Quarter on the right.
The New Jersey Quarter is the 3rd quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on May 17, 1999. It was the 3rd State Quarter issued, because New Jersey was the 3rd state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total New Jersey Quarter mintage for circulation was 662,228,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, New Jersey would rank 31st. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the New Jersey Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The New Jersey Quarter coin was engraved by Alfred Maletsky and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name New Jersey and just below it the year 1787, which is the year New Jersey became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - New Jersey is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 1999.
The actual design that was submitted by the state of New Jersey shows George Washington crossing the Delaware.
The inscription reads "Crossroads of the Revolution".
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the New Jersey circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof New Jersey coins.
The New Jersey 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 New Jersey coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The New Jersey silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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