Pennsylvania State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Pennsylvania State Quarter.

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

The Pennsylvania Quarter is the 2nd quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on March 8, 1999. It was the 2nd State Quarter issued, because Pennsylvania was the 2nd state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Pennsylvania Quarter mintage for circulation was 707,332,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Pennsylvania would rank 34th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The Pennsylvania Quarter coin was engraved by John Mercanti and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Pennsylvania and just below it the year 1787, which is the year Pennsylvania became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania shows Commonwealth statue, state outline and keystone.

The inscription reads "Virtue, Liberty, Independence".

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

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

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