Coin Issued: June 1, 2004 - the 3rd coin released in 2004
Statehood: December 29, 1845 - the 28th State
Inscriptions: "Texas 1845", "The Lone Star State"
Description: The outline of Texas with the star of the State flag.
Around the edge of the coin is a lariat to symbolize the cattle and cowboy history of Texas.
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 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 Texas 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 Texas Quarters Minted:
|Denver (D):|| 263,000,000|
|Philadelphia (P):|| 278,800,000|
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
(located in San Antonio, TX) will be issued in 2019.
It will be the fourth coin issued in 2019 and the 49th 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).