Wyoming State Quarters were released on September 3, 2007 as the forty-fourth coin in the State Quarter series. This was the fourth release for the year 2007. Wyoming’s original Statehood date was July 10, 1890.
The reverse design of the Wyoming Quarter features the outline of a bucking horse. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “The Equality State.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by Norman E. Nemeth.
The outline of the bucking horse and rider represent Wyoming’s Wild West heritage. The state was a popular destination for pioneers traveling on the Oregon Trail. The state’s nickname, “The Equality State,” is derived from the fact that Wyoming was the first state to establish equal voting rights for women.
The governor formed the Wyoming Coinage Advisory Committee to solicit and review design narratives from the State’s citizens. The United States Mint then developed designs based on the top five concepts. The governor selected the bucking horse design, and the United States Treasury Department provided final approval. Other concepts considered for the Wyoming Quarter included a depiction of Old Faithful Geyser from Yellowstone National Park and another depiction of the bucking horse and rider.
The Philadelphia mint produced 243,600,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 320,800,000 coins. Proof and silver proof coins were also produced at the San Francisco Mint for inclusion in US Mint issued proof sets.
Wyoming Quarter Mintage
- 2007-P Wyoming Quarter: 243,600,000
- 2007-D Wyoming Quarter: 320,800,000
- 2007-S Proof Wyoming Quarter: 2,374,778
- 2007-S Silver Proof Wyoming Quarter: 1,313,481
Wyoming Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Norman E. Nemeth (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