Nevada State Quarters were released on January 31, 2006 as the thirty-sixth coin in the State Quarter series. Nevada’s original Statehood date was October 31, 1864.
The reverse design of the Nevada Quarter features three wild mustangs. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and a banner with the motto “The Silver State.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by Don Everhart.
More than half of the wild horses in the United States live in Nevada. Three wild horses are depicted beneath a rising sun. There are snow capped mountains in the background and sage bush along the borders.
The 18 member Nevada State Quarter Commission reviewed submissions for design ideas from around the state. They forwarded five selections to the United States Mint. A statewide vote from the citizens of Nevada selected the final design featuring the galloping horses. More than 60,000 votes were cast. Other concepts considered for the Nevada Quarter included native artifacts, a silver miner, and a Big Horn Sheep, and a pair of pick axes with a stylized star.
The Philadelphia mint produced 277,000,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 312,800,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Nevada Quarter Mintages
- 2006-P Nevada Quarter: 277,000,000
- 2006-D Nevada Quarter: 312,800,000
- 2006-S Proof Nevada Quarter: 2,882,428
- 2006-S Silver Proof Nevada Quarter: 1,585,008
Nevada Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Don Everhart (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