1999 / State Quarter Gem Proof / New Jersey
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The 50 States Quarters Program featured each of the US States on unique designs from 1999 to 2008. The 50 State Quarters were released by the United States Mint every ten weeks in the same order that the states ratified the constitution and were admitted to the Union. Each quarter commemorates one of the 50 states with a unique design based on its history, traditions and symbols.
The New Jersey Quarter was the third coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on May 17, 1999 and features a scene of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. This was one of the more elaborate scenes portrayed on the tiny reverse of the quarter.
This particular coin features sharp relief and mirror-like backgrounds, giving it a frosted, sculpted foregrounds and a special cameo effect. Similar to coin shown.