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2003 Illinois State Quarter Album
2003 Illinois State Quarter Album

Our Price: $9.99
Year: 2003
Mint(s): See item description
Composition: Cupro-Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 10653

The Illinois State Quarter is the first of five State Quarters to be issued in 2003. Illinois is the 21st state & coin in the series. The coin features Abraham Lincoln as a young man within an outline map of the state. Illinois is known 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.

This Collectors Alliance exclusive product contains three uncirculated quarters; one each to represent the circulation from the Philadelphia and Denver mints, and a third to show it's unique design. The album tells the story of the state and it's acceptance into our Union. PLUS, fascinating facts about the state. The back page shows a map of the United States and a diagram indicating the order of which each state in the program will be released.

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.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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