Connecticut Connecticut State Quarter

The U.S. State Quarter program was a great way to show off states' pride and personality while revamping the look of the quarter.

The Connecticut State Quarter was released in 1999, the 1st year of the State Quarter program. Connecticut was the 5th quarter released that year.

The official release date was October 12, 1999. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Connecticut was the 5th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Connecticut quarter was 1,346,624,000 which is worth a total of $336.66 million.

Connecticut Quarter

The Connecticut State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on October 12, 1999.


Release Order 5th
Release Date Oct 12, 1999
Mintage 1.35 Billion
Caption The Charter Oak
Summary Charter Oak
Engraver T. James Ferrell

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Georgia quarter Jul 19, 1999
Release Date

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Massachusetts quarter Jan 3, 2000
Release Date


The Connecticate state quarter depicts a large oak tree known as the Charter Oak. The Charter Oak was a large Oak tree planted in the 12th or 13th century and fell during a storm in 1856. Legend has it that Connecticut's Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in the tree to prevent the British from confiscating the document.

Below the tree is a small stone wall and the capture that reads "The Charter Oak."

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