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2008 Hawaii Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint
2008 Hawaii Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2008
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 17164

The Hawaii State quarter is the 50th & final coin in the original 50 States Quarter series. Hawaii was struck at both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The US Mint has decided to extend the program in 2009 with the District of Columbia and the 5 US Territories.

The islands of Hawaii were ruled by several Kings until King Kamehameha I united Hawaii in 1810 as sole ruler.

Hawaii's State Quarter features King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the 8 Hawaiian Islands. Kamehameha is the 2nd Native American to appear on a circulating U.S. Coin, since Sacagawea. The state's motto is on the coin means: "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

Each uncirculated Philadelphia Mint 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 US 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 mintmarks 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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