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2005 Oregon Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint

2005 Oregon Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2005
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro-Nickel
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 13099

Oregon was the third state to be honored in 2005 with a unique State Quarter.  Oregon was the 33rd state, so the Oregon State Quarter is the 33rd coin.  The Oregon State Quarter features a view of Crater Lake in the Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.  The image on the coin shows Wizard Island and a portion of the towering cliffs as viewed from the south-southwest rim.
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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