Connecticut State Quarter
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Connecticut State Quarter

Year of issue: 1999

The Connecticut State Quarter is the fifth coin in the 50 State Quarters Program. The U.S. Mint released it on October 12, 1999 as the fifth and final quarter of the year. The quarter design shows the Charter Oak, the tree that hid the charter from Britain’s King Charles II in 1662. This charter established Connecticut’s boundaries and self-rule. In 1687, Captain Joseph Wadsworth saved the charter from the hands of the British, hiding it safely in this tree.

The obverse (heads) design shows the familiar portrait of George Washington used on the quarter since 1932. But the inscriptions previously used on the reverse – "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "QUARTER DOLLAR", "LIBERTY", and "IN GOD WE TRUST" – all appear on the obverse in order to accommodate the state designs.

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