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Idaho 50 State Quarter

50 State Quarter of Idaho

Idaho State Quarter

Designed by Don Everhart

Released June 5, 2007

Idaho is a northwestern US state known for its mountainous landscapes and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. Residents are called "Idahoans".  Idaho's nickname is the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there. Idaho became a state on July 3, 1890, becoming our Nation's 43rd state.

Mintage: 581,400,000

The third commemorative quarter-dollar coin released in 2007 honors Idaho, and is the 43rd coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program. The 50 State Quarter of Idaho was released on June 5, 2007 and featuring the Peregrine Falcon and an outline of the State of Idaho. The Peregrine Falcon is one of conservation's great success stories. Once on the endangered species list, it can now be found throughout Idaho and the United States. The coin celebrates the role of Idaho in the effort to save the raptor as home to the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise. Inscription: Esto Perpetua (translation: May it be Forever).

Idaho 50 State Quarter

The third commemorative quarter-dollar coin released in 2007 honors Idaho, and is the 43rd coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program. Idaho, nicknamed the "Gem State," was admitted into the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming our Nation's 43rd state. The reverse of Idaho's quarter features the Peregrine Falcon imposing its presence above an outline of the State of Idaho. The coin bears the inscriptions "Esto Perpetua" (the State motto which means, "May it be Forever"), "Idaho" and "1890."

The Peregrine Falcon is one of the fastest birds in the world. Once on the endangered species list, it can now be found throughout Idaho and the United States because of conservation efforts.

Five narratives were forwarded to the United States Mint, and they were rendered by United States Mint sculptor-engravers and artists in the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program. The corresponding design images were presented to Idaho, and then-Governor Dirk Kempthorne made the recommendation. Governor Kempthorne stated that the recommended design, the Peregrine Falcon, reflected Idahoans' traditional values and esteem for nature. This design was derived from one of many narratives submitted by Idaho residents to the Idaho Commission on the Arts. 

The Department of the Treasury approved the design on June 26, 2006. Two other designs were considered, including "Farmland Tapestry," showing the farmland of Idaho with its majestic timber-covered mountains rising above, and "State Song," featuring the outline of the State and lyrics.

On July 24, 2006, Governor Jim Risch and State Treasurer Ron Crane revealed to the public Idaho's quarter design.

Source: United States Mint's 50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters
State Quarters
The 50 State Quarters program (Pub.L. 105-124, 111 Stat. 2534, enacted December 1, 1997) was the release of a series of circulating commemorative coins by the United States Mint. From 1999 through 2008, it featured each of the 50 U.S. states on unique designs for the reverse of the quarter.
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