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US Quarter 2003 Illinois 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:
Abraham Lincoln - farm scene, Chicago skyline, state outline, 21 stars
ILLINOIS 1818 / LAND OF LINCOLN / 21st STATE CENTURY / 2003 E PLURIBUS UNUM
Washington facing left
QUARTER DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST
Krause catalog number - KM#343
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 3, 1818.
Population: 12,484,000 inhabitants.
Origin of the name: In honor of its
ancient inhabitants, the Illini Indian tribe, which disappeared for unknown
reasons around 1400-1500 AD.
Obverse depicts Abraham Lincoln in his
youth, background the outline of the State, the silhouette of the city of
Chicago and a farm and the legends "LAND OF LINCOLN" and "21st STATE/CENTURY"
"Land of Lincoln" and " ”21 State/Centennial”.
On the sides 21
Up date of adhesion to La Unión.
The State of Illinois or "The Prairie
State" "The Prairie State", as it is nicknamed in the country for its large
green expanses, pays homage in this design to the figure of Abraham Lincoln,
sixteenth president of the USA ( 1861-1865).
He was born on
February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky, soon moving to Illinois where he
studied law and became one of the most famous attorneys in the state.
he was elected by the Republican party as a candidate for the US presidency and
his political career began.
He was one of the best-known leaders
during the American Civil War, he led the Yankees and was respected and
applauded for his diplomatic efforts to put an end to the fratricidal war that
the country was facing and for his efforts to unite and rebuild after the war.
is known as the architect of the suppression of slavery in the country.
He was assassinated on April 15, 1865 by
John Wilkes Booth and this made him a martyr and a reference for American
The great prairies of Illinois.