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Maryland 50 State Quarter

50 State Quarter of Maryland

Maryland State Quarter

Designed by Thomas D. Rodgers

Released March 13, 2000

Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that's defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Maryland is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America.  Maryland became the seventh state on April 28, 1788. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln placed Maryland under military control.

Mintage: 1,234,732,000

The Maryland quarter, the 2nd in the Year 2000 series. The 50 State Quarter of Maryland was released on March 13, 2000 and featuring the Maryland Statehouse surrounded by White Oak leaf clusters. The Maryland Statehouse is steeped in history. From 1783-1784, the Maryland Statehouse served as the nation's first peacetime capital. Even the Statehouse lightning rod has a history. It is a "Franklin" rod, and it was built to Benjamin Franklin's specifications at a time when the nature of electricity was just beginning to be understood. The building serves today as the country's oldest state capitol building still in legislative use. Inscription: The Old Line State.

Maryland 50 State Quarter

The Maryland quarter, the 2nd in the Year 2000 series, highlights the striking dome of the Maryland Statehouse.

Through its new quarter, our 7th state shares its pride for the honored Maryland Statehouse. A distinctive building dating back to 1772, it features the country's largest wooden dome built without nails. Besides housing Maryland's colonial legislature, it was also crucial to our national history. From 1783-1784, the Maryland Statehouse served as the nation's first peacetime capital. The Treaty of Paris was ratified here, officially ending the Revolutionary War. A treasure preserved, the Statehouse continues as the country's oldest state capital building still in legislative use.

Leaf clusters from the official state tree, the White Oak, and the nickname The Old Line State complete the selected design. Maryland is nicknamed the Old Line State in honor of its "troops of the line." These troops won praise from George Washington, who was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Governor Parris N. Glendening favored this design over five others recommended by the Maryland Commemorative Coin Committee. He established this commission specifically to evaluate quarter design submissions.

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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