South Carolina South Carolina 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 South Carolina State Quarter was released in 2000, the 2nd year of the State Quarter program. South Carolina was the 3rd quarter released that year.

The official release date was May 22, 2000. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, South Carolina was the 8th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the South Carolina quarter was 1,308,784,000 which is worth a total of $327.20 million.

South Carolina Quarter

The South Carolina State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on May 22, 2000.


Release Order 8th
Release Date May 22, 2000
Mintage 1.31 Billion
Caption The Palmetto State
Summary Carolina wren (state bird), yellow jessamine (state flower), Sabal cabbage palmetto (state tree), state outline
Engraver Thomas D. Rodgers

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The South Caroline State Quarter has tree main elements. First is the outline of the state in the background.

On top of the state outline is the state tree, a Sabal Cabbage Palmetto (palm tree), and the state bird, the Carolina Wren, perched on the state flower, the Yellow Jessamine.

There is a stare on the state outline where the state capital, Columbia, is located. The caption on the flag is "The Palmetto State."

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