Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania State Quarter was released in 1999, the 1st year of the State Quarter program. Pennsylvania was the 2nd quarter released that year.
The official release date was March 8, 1999. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Pennsylvania was the 2nd State Quarter released.
Total mintage of the Pennsylvania quarter was 707,332,000 which is worth a total of $176.83 million.
The Pennsylvania State Quarter depicts the outline of state boarder, the famous Pennsylvania Keystone, and the Commonwealth Statue. The capture next to the Commonwealth Statue reads "Virtue, Independence, Liberty" -- the principles the Commonwealth Statue is intended to represent.
The Commonwealth Statue resembles Lady Liberty. On the quarter, the statue is depicted wearing a robe and holding a staff with an eagle and ribbon on top in her left hand.
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