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2000 South Carolina Platinum Quarter -Philadelphia Mint

2000 South Carolina Platinum Quarter -Philadelphia Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2000
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro-Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 10556

About this Product
On May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution. As a result, South Carolina is the eighth state to be featured in the Americas State Quarter Collection. South Carolinas Quarter design is a montage of all of the states symbols: An outline of the state with the capital, Columbia, indicated by a star. The Carolina wren, which became the state bird in 1939 and symbolizes the hospitality of the states people. A Yellow jessamine, the official state flower. Finally, a Palmetto tree, which has been a part of the state flag since 1861, and the official state state tree. It represents South Carolinas strength.

Each uncirculated quarter is layered 7 times in pure platinum. Each coin is encapsulated to protect it's condition.

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 will be featured each year, based on the order in which they ratified the Constitution or became states. Due to the aggressive minting schedule, each State Quarter will be minted for only about 10 weeks. As a result, mintages of each quarter only are to be just a fraction of the "normal" quarters are. Regular issue coins will be minted at both the Philadelphia and the Denver Mints. On the front, otherwise known as the obverse, the specific mintmarks can be found to the right of George Washington's portrait. The small "P" indicates the Philadelphia Mint and the small "D" refers to the Denver.

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