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1999 Delaware Silver Proof Quarter - S

1999 Delaware Silver Proof Quarter - San Francisco Mint

Our Price: $15.95
Year: 1999
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Mintage: 804,565

Product Code: 10840

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In December 1997, America's most adventurous coin program became a reality when President Clinton signed legislation authorizing the U.S. Mint to issue the innovative 50 State Quarters collection. Starting in January 1999, each of the 50 states in the Union will be honored on a unique Quarter Dollar commemorative coin. Five states were featured each year, based on the order in which they ratified the Constitution or became states. On the front, otherwise known as the obverse, the mintmarks can be found to the right of George Washington's portrait. The small "S" indicates San Francisco Mint.

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, so it is the first coin to introduce the 50 State Quarters Program. The Delaware coin features Caeser Rodney, Delaware's most renowned patriot. On July 2, 1776, Rodney rode 80 miles to Philadelphia on horseback to vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence and thereby breaking the tie among Delaware's delegates and proclaiming Delaware as a supporter of the document. He was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Delaware Quarter shows Rodney on horseback to symbolize his historic ride.

This 1999 Delaware quarter is a SILVER Proof coin from the San Francisco Mint. A Proof is a specimen striking of coinage for presentation, souvenir, and exhibition. The term proof refers to the method of manufacture, not the condition. It is struck twice on highly polished dies giving it razor sharp detail and a mirror like image ... you can actually see yourself in the reflection!

Each coin is encapsulated - please keep the coins in their protective coin holder to maintain their condition.

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