Maryland (50 State Quarter)
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From 1999 to 2008, the United States Mint issued a series of special commemorative coins known as the “50 State Quarters”.
Five of these unique coins were released over the course of each year, every one representing a different state. The order of their release was determined by when that state became an official part of the USA. The obverse of the coins features the standard imagery of 25-cent pieces – a profile portrait of George Washington – but the reverse features an array of images and symbols representing the history and culture of that particular state. The reverse also features the year that the coin was cast and the year of the state’s official founding.
Maryland became a state on April 28th, 1788, and was the seventh of the 50 State Quarters to be issued. The main image on the coin is the dome of the Maryland Statehouse, which served as the country’s first peacetime capital. The dome is surrounded by branches of White Oak – the official state tree – and the slogan “The Old Line State” refers to the “troops of the line”, a group of soldiers who won praise from George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
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