Maryland State Quarter

maryland-state-quarterThe seventh coin released in the State Quarters Program was the Maryland State quarter on March 13, 2000.  Original statehood for Maryland was on April 28, 1788.

Designed by William J. Krawczewicz, the image includes the inscription, “The Old Line State”.  This is the nickname given to the state of Maryland.

It honors the regiments of Maryland soldiers who were instrumental in fighting the professional British army.  They became known as the saviors of the Continental Army for their ability to stand their ground and hold the line.  Near the bottom of the coin is the inscription “E Pluribus Unum”, and “2000”, the date of release for the quarter.

The center of the coin includes the Maryland Statehouse.  The first quarter in the program to include a significant building in its design, the Statehouse served as the first peacetime capital between the years 1783 to 1784.  The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War, was ratified in this building.

Surrounding the building are leaf clusters from the White Oak, which is the state tree of Maryland.

The name of the state and date state of statehood is inscribed at the top of the coin’s image.

Coin Specifications of the Maryland State quarter:

  • Mintage: 678,200,000 Philadelphia, 556,532,000 Denver, 4,020,172 (San Francisco Clad Proof), 965,421 (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

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