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US Quarter 2002 Mississippi State
Currency - Dollar=100 cents
Face value: Quarter dollar ($1/4=25 cents)
Type - commemorative coin
50 States Quarters Series
Composition - copper-nickel clad copper
Diameter - 24.3 mm
Weight - 5.67 grams
Mint Mark: D (Denver), P (Philadelphia)
Years of mintage:
Two magnolia blossoms
MISSISSIPPI 1817 / THE MAGNOLIA STATE / 2002 E PLURIBUS UNUM
Washington facing left
QUARTER DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST
Krause catalog number - KM#335
Coin value in condition:
UNC (Uncirculated - without traces of circulation) - ~1 USD.00
XF (Extremely Fine) - 0.25-0.50
Worse than "XF" - 0.25 USD
Adhered to: December 10, 1817.
Population: 2,871,000 inhabitants.
Origin of the name: It is named after the
great Mississippi River, which flows through the State.
The reverse shows 2 magnolias, the state
flower, and the legend “THE MAGNOLIA STATE”, “El Estado de la Magnolia”, the
nickname given to this territory.
Up date of adhesion to La Unión.
The design of this reverse is dedicated
in body and soul to the flower of the state tree, The Magnolia.
There are many species of this tree and
its flower around the world, here the southern magnolia or Grandiflora, native
to the southern United States, is represented.
It was discovered by the French botanist
Pierre Magnol in the 18th century, it is characterized by having very large
In the year 1900, after carrying out
surveys in the State children's schools to choose the representative plant, the
magnolia was chosen over the yellow jasmine and the cotton, this vote was not
official and it was necessary to wait until 1935, when it was carried out.
another similar vote to choose the characteristic tree of the State, and the
magnolia flower emerged victorious again, in 1938 this vote was made official
but it did not become representative of the State.
It was necessary
to wait again until February 26, 1952 when it was officially adopted as a
representative plant of Mississippi.
THE MAGNOLIA STATE -
Explored.. I54Od, by De Soto.
first by French, 1699. Report a colony of British.
Territory organized by US., 1798. Became 20th.
Detail of the State posters.