South Dakota State Quarter

Information about the commemorative South Dakota State Quarter.

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

The South Dakota Quarter is the 40th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on November 6, 2006. It was the 40th State Quarter issued, because South Dakota was the 40th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total South Dakota Quarter mintage for circulation was 510,800,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, South Dakota would rank 16th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

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

The South Dakota Quarter coin was engraved by John Mercanti and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name South Dakota and just below it the year 1889, which is the year South Dakota became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - South Dakota is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2006.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of South Dakota shows Mount Rushmore, ring-necked pheasant, and wheat.

There is no inscription or banner on this coin.

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

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

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