My Account Order Status View Cart

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for our newsletter!

  Home > Gift Ideas > State Quarters (99-09) > 2003 > Illinois >

2003 Illinois Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint
2003 Illinois Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2003
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro-Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 10569

The Illinois State Quarter is the first of five State Quarters to be issued in 2003. Illinois is the 21st state, so this is the 21st coin in the series. The coin features Abraham Lincoln as a young man within an outline map of the state. Illinois is known informally as the Land of Lincoln, a slogan that also appears on the coin. The design is completed by a farm scene to represent the states agricultural heritage and the Chicago skyline to symbolize the importance of the city to Illinois history and culture. The 21 stars that surround the design denote Illinois as the 21st state, while the inscription 21st State/Century celebrates Illinois place in American History from its admission to statehood through the 21st century.

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.

You may also like...
2003 Illinois Quarter Roll - Philadelphia Mint - Uncirculated
Our Price: $64.95

2003 Illinois Quarter Roll - Philadelphia Mint

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Gift Ideas > State Quarters (99-09) > 2003 > Illinois
Gift Ideas > State Quarters (99-09) > 2003
State/National Park Quarters > State Quarters > 2003 > Ilinois
State Quarters > 2003 > Illinois