Coin Issued: August 4, 2003 - the 4th coin released in 2003
Statehood: August 10, 1821 - the 24th State
Inscriptions: "Missouri 1821", "Corps of Discovery 1804-2004"
Description: The coin features Lewis and Clark returning down the Missouri River
to Saint Louis.
Behind Lewis and Clark is the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (The Gateway Arch).
Above the Arch is inscribed "Corps of Discovery 1804-2004".
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 Alfred Maletsky
(search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'am').
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 Missouri Quarter:
|Corps of Discovery|
|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 Missouri Quarters Minted:
|Denver (D):|| 228,200,000|
|Philadelphia (P):|| 225,000,000|
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (located in south central Missouri) was issued in 2017,
the third coin issued in 2017 and the 38th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters were issued in 2017: Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa),
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (District of Columbia), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri),
Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty (New Jersey & New York) &
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana).