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Georgia State Quarter

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Georgia State Quarter
The Peach State
Capital: Atlanta
Statehood: Jan. 2, 1788

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Georgia State Quarter

The Georgia State Quarter was the fourth quarter released under the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act and the fourth quarter issued in 1999.

Georgia's Quarter was released on July 19, 1999. The design elements include:

  • A peach - this symbol has long been associated with the state
  • An outline of the state
  • Live Oak sprigs on either side of the central design - a reminder of the official state tree, the Live Oak.
  • Georgia state motto - "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"

The Georgia Council for the Arts was placed in charge of the design for the GA State Quarter.

The Council created and submitted 5 designs to the United States Mint.

Upon approval of four of these designs by the Secretary of the Treasury, the governor made the final selection that would be used on the GA State Quarter.

Below is a table showing the design specifications and mintages of the Georgia State Quarter.



Type Georgia State Quarter
Designer
Obverse - Original design by John Flanagan

Modification for state quarter program by William Cousins

Note: The modification moved some of the wording from the reverse to the obverse to leave the reverse available for the state's design.
Reverse - Each state theme was proposed, and approved, by the governor of the state. Final design was created by T. James Ferrell. His initials appear near the bottom just to the right of E Pluribus Unum.

(Both obverse designer's initials - John Flanagan and William Cousins - are on the obverse of the coin at the truncation of Washington's neck.)
Years Minted 1999
Weight 5.67 grams
Composition outer layers of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper
Diameter 24.3 mm
Edge reeded
Mints and Mintages
Philadelphia
Denver
San Francisco
P - 451,188,000
D - 488,744,000
S - 3,713,359 Proofs only
S - 804,565 Silver Proofs



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