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The Commemorative State Quarter for New Jersey

Coin Issued: May 17, 1999 - the 3rd coin released in 1999

Statehood: December 18, 1787 - the 3rd State

Inscriptions: "New Jersey 1787", "Crossroads of the Revolution"

Description: George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River,based upon the 1851 painting by Emmanuel Leutze.

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.

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 New Jersey Quarter:

New Jersey
Crossroads of the Revolution
E. Pluribus Unum

Obverse Inscriptions:

United States of America
In God We Trust
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Coin Specifications:

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 New Jersey Quarters Minted:

Denver (D):  299,028,000
Philadelphia (P):  363,200,000
Total:  662,228,000

America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series

The quarter for the Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty (located at Jersey City, NJ) was issued in 2017, the fourth coin issued in 2017 and the 39th 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).

Quarters Issued in 1999




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