Nebraska State Quarters were released on April 3, 2006 as the thirty-seventh coin in the State Quarter series. The original statehood date of Nebraska was was March 1, 1867.
The reverse design of the Nebraska Quarter features Chimney Rock and an ox drawn wagon. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Chimney Rock.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by Charles Vickers.
Chimney Rock is a designated National Historic Site. The national formation rises from the valley of the North Platte River to a height of 445 feet from base to top. The ox drawn carriage is carrying pioneers westward during America’s great westward expansion. The sun is in full view above the wagon.
The Nebraska State Quarter Design Committee reviewed almost 6,500 quarter designs from the state’s citizens. Four were selected and forwarded to the United States Mint. The Nebraska governor selected the Chimney Rock design. The US Treasury Department gave final approval of the design. Other finalist designs for the Nebraska Quarter included the State Capitol, the statue atop the Capitol, and Chief Standing Bear.
The Philadelphia mint produced 318,000,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 276,400,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Nebraska Quarter Mintages
- 2006-P Nebraska Quarter: 318,000,000
- 2006-D Nebraska Quarter: 276,400,000
- 2006-S Proof Nebraska Quarter: 2,882,428
- 2006-S Silver Proof Nebraska Quarter: 1,585,008
Nebraska Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Charles Vickers (reverse)
- Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
- Diameter: 24.26 mm
- Weight: 5.67 grams
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Edge: Reeded