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Coin Issued: March 29, 2004 - the 2nd coin released in 2004
Statehood: March 3, 1845 - the 27th State
Inscriptions: "Florida 1845", "Gateway to Discovery"
Description: With a Space Shuttle in flight, a 16th-century Spanish Galleon is on the left and Sabal Palm Trees on the right.
The White Sabal Palmetto Palm is the State Tree of Florida.
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2004) 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 T. James Ferrell (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'tjf').
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 Florida Quarter:
Number of Florida Quarters Minted:
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).
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This page was last modified/updated: 17 Sep 2023