New Mexico New Mexico 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 New Mexico State Quarter was released in 2008, the 10th year of the State Quarter program. New Mexico was the 2nd quarter released that year.

The official release date was April 7, 2008. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, New Mexico was the 47th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the New Mexico quarter was 488,600,000 which is worth a total of $122.15 million.

New Mexico Quarter

The New Mexico State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on April 7, 2008.


Release Order 47th
Release Date Apr 7, 2008
Mintage 0.49 Billion
Caption Land of Enchantment
Summary State outline, Zia (New Mexico), The Sun Symbol, Zia Sun Symbol from flag
Engraver Don Everhart

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The New Mexico State Quarter is simple and elegant, much like the New Mexico Flag. The quarter depicts an outline of the state with a topological view that shows the mountains and rivers of New Mexico.

On top of the state outline is the Zia Sun symbol featured on the state's flag. The Zia Sun is a well known symbol and a large part of the reason that New Mexico's state flag has been ranked on of the best. One you have something that works, don't fix it! The caption below the state outline says "Land of Enchantment."

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