Quarter Dollar 2005 California, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 2005 California, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 2005 California

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831.

From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle clutching a bunch of arrows on the reverse. Initially meant as a one-year design to commemorate 200 years since the birth of George Washington in 1932, the obverse became the definitive design for the denomination and has been used ever since. The reverse was issued in this form until 1998, after which time the series of "State Quarters" circulating commemoratives started being issued instead.

The 50 State Quarters Program was a ten-year initiative started to support a new generation of coin collectors, and it became the most successful numismatic program in history with roughly half of the US population collecting the coins, either in a casual manner or as a serious pursuit. Between 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint issued five different "state quarters" every year, each dedicated to one of the US states, in the order of their entrance into statehood. In order to accommodate the reverse designs better, some of the wording which was previously on the reverse was transferred to the obverse. This was done by Mint sculptor-engrave William Cousins, whose initials were added to those of the original designer John Flanagan on the truncation of George Washington's neck.

The California quarter is the 31st coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the first for 2005; it was released on 31 January 2005.

California, admitted into the Union on 9 September 1850, featured an image of naturalist and conservationist John Muir admiring Yosemite Valley's monolithic granite headwall and a soaring California condor. John Muir (1838 - 1914), also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park, and his example has served as an inspiration for the preservation of many other wilderness areas.

California State Quarter Dollars issued in 2005 have now been in circulation for 16 years.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Denver Mint Letter D 264,360,000 (264.4 million)
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 258,360,000 (258.4 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S 3,262,960 (3.3 million)
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2005 California - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation, followed by those of the engraver: WC (for William Cousins).

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

The mint mark is a small letter behind George Washington's neck.

Mint marks this year are D, P or S for Denver Mint, Philadelphia Mint or San Francisco Mint respectively.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2005 California - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows naturalist and conservationist John Muir, admiring Yosemite Valley's monolithic granite headwall and a soaring California condor. On the left, the inscription JOHN MUIR. Below right, YOSEMITE VALLEY.

The designer's initials DE (for Don Everhart) are below right, at the base of the rock.

The state's name CALIFORNIA is around above, under which the date of its admission into the Union, 1850.

Around below, the date of issue 2005 and the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription CALIFORNIA 1850 JOHN MUIR YOSEMITE VALLEY 2005 E PLURIBUS UNUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Authorising Legislation: Public Law 105-124.

The San Francisco Mint only struck proof coins for collectors, not released into circulation: 3,262,960 in copper-nickel and 1,679,600 in silver.

The other two mints introduced a "Satin Finish" for collectors in 2005. Their mintages were:
- Denver Mint: 263,200,000 circulation coins plus 1,160,000 in "Satin Finish"
- Philadelphia Mint: 257,200,000 circulation coins plus 1,160,000 in "Satin Finish"

Quarter Dollar 2005 California: Known varieties
Variety Satin Finish (Denver Mint)
Mintage Issued: 1,160,000 (included in total)
Variety Satin Finish (Philadelphia Mint)
Mintage Issued: 1,160,000 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 1,679,600
Material0.900 Silver
Details

6.25 grams of 90% silver.

Quarter Dollar 2005 California: References to Information Used
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Showing 48 from a total of 248 coins of type: Quarter Dollar
Coin NameMintageSymbol or PortraitLegend
Quarter Dollar 2002 Indiana 692,884,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2002 Mississippi 582,684,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Illinois 466,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Alabama 460,808,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Maine 452,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Missouri 456,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Arkansas 461,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Michigan 462,340,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Florida 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Texas 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Iowa 467,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Wisconsin 455,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 California 525,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Minnesota 493,582,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Oregon 725,782,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Kansas 568,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 West Virginia 727,182,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nevada 594,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nebraska 598,956,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Colorado 573,556,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 North Dakota 669,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 South Dakota 515,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Montana 517,406,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Washington State 549,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Idaho 585,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Wyoming 568,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Utah 512,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Oklahoma 420,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 New Mexico 492,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Arizona 513,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Alaska 509,390,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Hawaii 521,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 District of Columbia 176,082,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Puerto Rico 142,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Guam 91,282,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 American Samoa 85,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands 85,682,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands 76,482,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Hot Springs, Arkansas 72,169,697 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yellowstone National Park 70,970,550 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yosemite National Park 72,568,009 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Grand Canyon National Park 72,767,764 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Mount Hood National Forest 71,364,895 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 62,471,553 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Glacier National Park 62,868,452 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Olympic National Park 62,267,361 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 65,467,691 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 144,466,010 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
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Quarter Dollar 2005 California: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeState Quarter Dollar
Issued2005
PortraitGeorge Washington
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage520,400,000 (520.4 million)
Total Mintage525,982,960 (526.0 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerDon Everhart
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.260 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass5.670 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-ARBD-OYPL
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Quarter Dollar 2005 California: Photos
ImageDetails
2005 California State Quarter
Copyright: U.S. Mint
Source
2005 California State Quarter - Proof
Copyright: U.S. Mint
Notes: Proof.
Source
Quarter Dollar 2005 California: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 370, 370a (Silver Proof)
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 370