A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: June 4, 2007 - the 3rd coin released in 2007
Statehood: July 3, 1890 - the 43rd State
Inscriptions: "Idaho 1890", "Esto Perpetua" ("May it be Forever")
Description: To the left, the coin features the head and shoulder of a Peregrine Falcon. Below and to the right is the state outline of Idaho. In the lower left corner of the outline is a star marking the location of Boise, the State Capital.
Between the State's outline and the Falcon's beak is Idaho's State Motto: "Esto Perpetua" ("May it be Forever").
The Peregrine Falcon is one of the fastest birds in the world. It was once on the endangered species list, but it has made a significant recovery because of conservation efforts.
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2007) 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 Idaho Quarter:
Number of Idaho Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (located in central Idaho) will be issued in 2019. It will be the last coin issued in 2019 and the 50th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2019: Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts), American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands), War in the Pacific National Historic Park (Guam), San Antonio Missions National Historic Park (Texas) & Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho).
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