Delaware State Quarter

delaware-state-quarterThe first state quarter released in the 50 state quarters program, was the Delaware State quarter.  This quarter was released on January 4, 1999, making it the first coin of five released in 1999.

The citizens of Delaware chose the final design by popular vote.  Engraved by designer William Cousins,the Delaware State quarter features Caesar Rodney on horseback, and has the caption,"The First State", and the date 1787, which signifies the original year Delaware became a state (December 7, 1787).

Caesar Rodney was the president of Delaware from March 31, 1778 through November 6, 1781.  A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he served his term during most of the American Revolution.  It's only fitting that he be remembered on the back of the Delaware State quarter.

Coin Specifications of the Delaware State quarter:

  • Mintage: 373,400,000 Philadelphia, 401,424,000 Denver, 3,713,359 (San Francisco Clad Proof), 804,565 (San Francisco Silver Proof)
  • Coin Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
  • Diameter: 24.26 mm
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Thickness: 1.75 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
1999 D Delaware State Quarter Bank Wrapped Roll Of 40 Unopened ☆
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