Iowa Iowa 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 Iowa State Quarter was released in 2004, the 6th year of the State Quarter program. Iowa was the 4th quarter released that year.

The official release date was August 30, 2004. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Iowa was the 29th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Iowa quarter was 465,200,000 which is worth a total of $116.30 million.

Iowa Quarter

The Iowa State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on August 30, 2004.


Release Order 29th
Release Date Aug 30, 2004
Mintage 0.47 Billion
Caption Foundation in Education, Grant Wood
Summary Schoolhouse, teacher and students planting a tree.
Engraver John Mercanti

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Description and Meaning

Iowa is known for its education system since it first became a state in 1846. As such, the Iowa state quarter pays tribute to its educational values and small-town values by depicting a rural school house with a teacher and students planting a tree.

The image captured on the quarter is originally a Grant Wood painting. Wood was born in Iowa and famous for his depictions of small-town life. The quarter's captions are "Foundation in Education" and "Grant Wood."

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