Delaware Delaware 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 Delaware State Quarter was released in 1999, the 1st year of the State Quarter program. Delaware was the 1st quarter released that year.

The official release date was January 1, 1999. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Delaware was the 1st State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Delaware quarter was 774,824,000 which is worth a total of $193.71 million.

Delaware Quarter

The Delaware State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on January 1, 1999.


Release Order 1st
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Mintage 0.77 Billion
Caption The First State, Caesar Rodney
Summary Caesar Rodney on horseback
Engraver William Cousins

(Next) Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania quarter Mar 8, 1999
Release Date


The Delaware State Quarter features Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784) — famous lawyer, politician, and officer during the Revolutionary and French-Indian Wars — on horseback wearing a three pointed hat.

The captions on the quarter say "Caeser Rodney" on the left side and "The First State" on the right.

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