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:
|E. Pluribus Unum|
|United States of America|
|In God We Trust|
|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 Colorado Quarters Minted:
|Denver (D):|| 294,200,000|
|Philadelphia (P):|| 274,800,000|
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Great Sand Dunes National Park
(located southwest of Pueblo, CO) was issued in 2014,
the fourth coin issued in 2014 and it was the 24th coin (of 56) in the
America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters were 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).