Mississippi Mississippi 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 Mississippi State Quarter was released in 2002, the 4th year of the State Quarter program. Mississippi was the 5th quarter released that year.

The official release date was October 15, 2002. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Mississippi was the 20th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Mississippi quarter was 579,600,000 which is worth a total of $144.90 million.

Mississippi Quarter

The Mississippi State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on October 15, 2002.


Release Order 20th
Release Date Oct 15, 2002
Mintage 0.58 Billion
Caption The Magnolia State
Summary Two magnolia blossoms (state flower)
Engraver Donna Weaver

Indiana (Prev)

Indiana quarter Aug 8, 2002
Release Date

(Next) Illinois

Illinois quarter Jan 2, 2003
Release Date


Mississippi, "The Magnolia State" pays tribute to its beautiful state flower on its state quarter. The caption is written along the top of the quarter in stylized cursive. Below the caption, there are two large magnolia flowers covering as much of the quarter as possible. The flowers are in full bloom.

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