Tennessee State Quarter
Information about the commemorative Tennessee State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the Tennessee Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The Tennessee Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of Tennessee. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
Tennessee Quarter on the right.
The Tennessee Quarter is the 16th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on January 2, 2002. It was the 16th State Quarter issued, because Tennessee was the 16th state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total Tennessee Quarter mintage for circulation was 648,068,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Tennessee would rank 30th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the Tennessee Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The Tennessee Quarter coin was engraved by Donna Weaver and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Tennessee and just below it the year 1796, which is the year Tennessee became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Tennessee is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2002.
The actual design that was submitted by the state of Tennessee shows fiddle, trumpet, guitar, musical score, and three stars.
The banner text reads "Musical Heritage".
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the Tennessee circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof Tennessee coins.
The Tennessee 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 Tennessee coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The Tennessee silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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