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: April 3, 2006 - the 2nd coin released in 2006
Statehood: March 1, 1867 - the 37th State
Inscriptions: "Nebraska 1867", "Chimney Rock"
Description: To the left and in the foreground is an ox-drawn covered wagon carrying pioneers with Chimney Rock to the right and in the background. Above the covered wagon is the rising sun. To the lower left is the inscription "Chimney Rock".
Chimney Rock is located in the valley of the North Platte River and is the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. Chimney Rock stands nearly 300 feet (91 m) above the surrounding plain. It is located to the southwest of Bayard (in Morrill County).
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 Charles Vickers (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'clv').
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 Nebraska Quarter:
Number of Nebraska Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Homestead National Monument of America (located west of Beatrice, NE) will be issued in 2015. It will be the first coin issued in 2015 and the 26th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2015: Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee), Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Delaware) & Saratoga National Historical Park (New York).
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