2000 / State Quarter Gem Proof / South Carolina
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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 South Carolina Quarter was the eighth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on May 22, 2000 and features a collection of symbols important to the state. The state bird, state flower, state tree, and an outline of the state are all included.
This gem proof quarter features sharp relief and mirror-like backgrounds, giving it a frosted, sculpted foregrounds and a special cameo effect. Similar to coin shown.