A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: June 14, 2006 - the 3rd coin released in 2006
Statehood: August 1, 1876 - the 38th State
Inscriptions: "Colorado 1876", "Colorful Colorado"
Description: The Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees in the foreground. Below is a banner bearing the words "Colorful Colorado".
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2006) and the motto "E Pluribus Unum". The motto is Latin for "Out of Many, One", recognizing that out of the many colonies (or states) emerged a single nation.
Engravers: The Reverse design (the tail or State-side of the Quarter) was created by Norm Nemeth (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'nen').
The original Observe design (the front or Washington-side of the Quarter) was created by John Flanagan and first appeared in 1932. For the 50 State Quarters series, Flanagan's design was modified by William Cousins: the portrait of Washington was slightly reduced to accomodate the moving of the legends from the Reverse to the Obverse.
Reverse Inscriptions for the Colorado Quarter:
Number of Colorado Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Great Sand Dunes National Park (located southwest of Pueblo, CO) will be issued in 2014. It will be the fourth coin issued in 2014 and the 24th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2014: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee), Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), Arches National Park (Utah), Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado) & Everglades National Park (Florida).
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