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2002 Tennessee Platinum Quarter - Denver Mint
2002 Tennessee Platinum Quarter - Denver Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2002
Mint(s): Denver
Composition: Cupro-Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 9643

The Tennessee State Quarter is the first of the five coins in the collection to be issued in 2002. Tennessee was the 16th state to join the Union on June 1, 1796, and it is therefore the 16th coin overall in the collection. The Tennessee State Quarter features musical instruments to celebrate the states unique musical heritage. A guitar, violin, and trumpet as well as a book of music pay tribute to many different musical styles that have developed in Tennessee. Three stars above the musical instruments represent the three geographic regions of the state: mountains, highlands, and lowlands. The three stars are also the central feature on the state flag.

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. The mint marks can be found to the right of George Washington's portrait on the obverse: the small "P" indicates the Philadelphia Mint and the small "D" refers to the Denver.

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