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Commemorative State Quarter
for Colorado


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The Commemorative State Quarter for Colorado
 
 
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 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.


Coin Specifications:

Weight:  0.182 troy ounce [5.670 g]
Diameter:  0.955 in [24.26 mm]
Thickness:  0.069 in [1.75 mm]
Edge:  Reeded with 119 reeds.
Composition:  Cupro-Nickel Clad (91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel)

Number of Coins Minted:

Denver (D):  294,200,000
Philadelphia (P):  274,800,000
 
Total:  569,000,000

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).



Coins Issued in 2006

Nevada
(NV)
Nebraska
(NE)
Colorado
(CO)
North Dakota
(ND)
South Dakota
(SD)
Details for the Nevada Commemorative Quarter Details for the Nebraska Commemorative Quarter Details for the Colorado Commemorative Quarter Details for the North Dakota Commemorative Quarter Details for the South Dakota Commemorative Quarter

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