A unique event in the history of the United States coinage began in 1999, when the US Mint released the first five issues out of a total of 50 different quarters commemorating the 50 United States. The 50 State Commemorative Quarters Program is a circulating coin program consisting of Washington quarters with 50 unique reverse desgins, each one commemorating a different state of the Union.
Released at the rate of five different quarters per year for ten years, the coins are issued in the same order the states entered the Union or, in the case of the thirteen original colonies, in the order they ratified the Constitution.
1999 - Delaware; Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Georgia; Connecticut
2000 - Massachusetts; Maryland; South Carolina; New Hampshire; Virginia
2001 - New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; Vermont; Kentucky
2002 - Tennessee; Ohio; Louisiana; Indiana; Mississippi
2003 - Illinois; Alabama; Maine; Missouri; Arkansas
2004 - Michigan; Florida; Texas; Iowa; Wisconsin
2005 - California; Minnesota; Oregon; Kansas; West Virginia
2006 - Nevada; Nebraska; Colorado; North Dakota; South Dakota
2007 - Montana; Washington; Idaho; Wyoming; Utah
2008 - Oklahoma; New Mexico; Arizona; Alaska; Hawaii
In order to provide as much room as possible on the reverse for the states' designs, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and denomination QUARTER DOLLAR have been moved to the obverse. To fit them there, Washington's portrait has been slightly reduced in size, and the date moved to the reverse. The set also includes a 1932-1998 Washington Quarter obverse and a 1999-2008 Fifty State Commemorative Quarter Obverse to highlight these changes.
ALL COINS ARE IN UNCIRCULATED CONDITION from either the Denver Mint or Philadelphia Mint and are presented in a beautiful informative green folder.