2003 / State Quarter Gem Proof / Maine
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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 Maine Quarter was the twenty third coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on June 2, 2003 and features a lighthouse near the sea. The Permaquid Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1826 and is one of the state’s most popular tourist sites.
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.