Within the Silver State, the Washington Quarter

Between the years 1932 and 1964, the United States Mint produced the Washington Silver Quarter, which was composed of ninety percent silver from its composition. Each coin had a total weight of.18084 ounces of the precious metal contained inside it when it was first struck.

In order to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington, the first President of the United States, the United States Mint began striking the Washington Silver Quarter. This was done as part of the commemoration.

Several people took part in a contest and submitted designs for the coin. John Flanagan was one of such people; he had been Augustus Saint-Gaudens's assistant when he was a coin designer and renowned artist.

In the competition, Flanagan's image of the first President was selected, and it has proven to be so iconic that it has been featured on the obverse of the quarter dollar ever since it was chosen.

Through the implementation of the 50-State Quarters® Program by the United States Mint in 1999, only minor adjustments were made to the design of the coins.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program in 2010, the design was returned back to its initial state.

It is important to note that the United States Mint did not manufacture any of these coins in 1933, despite the fact that millions of them really were struck.

The Washington Silver Quarter's obverse features George Washington, the first US president. John Flanagan designed it with silver strikes reading LIBERTYT, IN GOD WE TRUST, and the year.

The Washington Silver Quarter reverse features Flanagan's bald eagle. As it perches, the eagle spreads its wings. US OF A, E PLURIBUS UNUM, QUARTER DOLLAR, and the mintmark are around the design.

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