Coin Issued: July 19, 1999 - the 4th coin released in 1999
Statehood: January 2, 1788 - the 4th State
Inscriptions: "Georgia 1788", "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"
Description: A peach is centered in the state outline of Georgia, with Oak sprigs to
either side. Draped over the outline and above the peach is a banner with
Georgia's State Motto: "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation".
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (1999) 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.
In what appears to be a design error, the state outline has left out
Dade County, which is in the far northwest corner of Georgia.
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 Georgia 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 Georgia Quarters Minted:
|Denver (D):|| 488,744,000|
|Philadelphia (P):|| 451,188,000|
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Cumberland Island National Seashore
(located east of Cabin Bluff, GA) will be issued in 2018,
the fourth coin issued in 2018 and the 44th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2018: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan),
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota),
Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia) & Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).