Between the years 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint released special edition quarters for the States Quarters Program. Each year of release, five different states were recognized through exclusive reverse designs. Now, these sets are once again available to the public, except this time they feature actual silver content with a special proof finish. Right now, the 1999 U.S. Mint Proof Silver Quarters Set can be purchased online from JM Bullion.
- All five quarters are packaged in a hard plastic sheet!
- Exclusive quarter releases from the United States Mint!
- Each coin features a proof finish!
- Actual silver content in each quarter.
- All quarters hold a face value of $0.25 (USD) thats been fully backed by the U.S. government.
- The obverse of these quarters features the portrait of George Washington.
- On the reverse of each quarter are different reverse designs specific to its designated state.
- When ordering from this listing, keep in mind that you may receive the quarters without an outer shipper and/or Certificate of Authenticity.
The five quarters featured in the 1999 U.S. Mint Proof Silver Quarters Set all remain in good condition. These coins work to symbolize the beginning of the States Quarters Program, with the first five quarters released in 1999. All quarters in this set contain actual silver content, with each one containing 90% silver and 10% copper. The special proof finish on these quarters means that the backgrounds are mirrored while the designs remain frosted, offering deep visual contrast for the viewer.
The United States Quarters Program first began in 1999. The first five states released in this program were the first states to be ratified into the Union many centuries ago. In the years to follow, each state would be released by the U.S. Mint with its special reverse design in the order of state ratification according to United States history.
On the obverse of each quarter in the 1999 U.S. Mint Proof Silver Quarters Set is the portrait of George Washington. This side-facing effigy of the first official president of the United States was originally designed in 1932 by John Flanagan and remains the featured obverse image on the U.S. quarter. The portrait of Washington is meant to honor him as a leader of the U.S. and as one of the Founding Fathers of America.
Each reverse design featured in the 1999 U.S. Mint Proof Silver Quarters Set varies depending on which state each quarter has been designated to. The five states featured in this set include: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut. Each reverse design works to symbolize its designated state by including featured imagery representing each state.
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