South Carolina State Quarter

Information about the commemorative South Carolina State Quarter.

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

The South Carolina Quarter is the 8th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on May 22, 2000. It was the 8th State Quarter issued, because South Carolina was the 8th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total South Carolina Quarter mintage for circulation was 1,308,784,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, South Carolina would rank 48th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The South Carolina Quarter coin was engraved by Thomas D. Rodgers and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name South Carolina and just below it the year 1788, which is the year South Carolina became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - South Carolina is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2000.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of South Carolina shows Carolina wren (state bird), yellow jessamine (state flower),cabbage palmetto (state tree), and state outline.

The inscription reads "The Palmetto State".

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

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

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