New Mexico State Quarter
Information about the commemorative New Mexico State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the New Mexico Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The New Mexico Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of New Mexico. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
New Mexico Quarter on the right.
The New Mexico Quarter is the 47th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on April 7, 2008. It was the 47th State Quarter issued, because New Mexico was the 47th state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total New Mexico Quarter mintage for circulation was 488,600,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, New Mexico would rank 12th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the New Mexico Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The New Mexico Quarter coin was engraved by Don Everhart and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name New Mexico and just below it the year 1912, which is the year New Mexico became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - New Mexico is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2008.
The actual design that was submitted by the state of New Mexico shows State outline and Zia Sun Symbol from flag.
The inscription reads "Land of Enchantment".
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the New Mexico circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof New Mexico coins.
The New Mexico 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 Mexico coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The New Mexico silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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