Oregon State Quarter
Information about the commemorative Oregon State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the Oregon Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The Oregon Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of Oregon. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
Oregon Quarter on the right.
The Oregon Quarter is the 33rd quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on June 6, 2005. It was the 33rd State Quarter issued, because Oregon was the 33rd state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total Oregon Quarter mintage for circulation was 720,200,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Oregon would rank 35th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the Oregon Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The Oregon Quarter coin was engraved by Donna Weaver and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Oregon and just below it the year 1859, which is the year Oregon became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Oregon is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2005.
The actual design that was submitted by the state of Oregon shows Crater Lake National Park.
The inscription reads "Crater Lake".
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the Oregon circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof Oregon coins.
The Oregon 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 Oregon coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The Oregon silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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