New Hampshire State Quarters (Buy on eBay) were released on August 7, 2000 as the ninth coin in the State Quarter series. New Hampshire’s original Statehood date was June 21, 1788.
The reverse design features a rock formation known as “The Old Man of the Mountain.” The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and the state motto “Live Free or Die.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by William Cousins.
“The Old Man of the Mountain” is a rock formation on Mount Cannon in Northern New Hampshire. It resembles the profile of an old man gazing eastward. Unfortunately, the formation crumbled in 2003. The reverse design also uses nine stars to symbolize that New Hampshire was the ninth state.
The New Hampshire governor had established a committee responsible for holding a design competition for the state’s quarter. The committee included representatives from numismatics, historical societies, the Senate, House of Representatives, and Hew Hampshire citizens. The design competition held by the Committee was open to all New Hampshire residents. The final design selected by the Commemorative Quarter Committee was sent to the United States Secretary of the Treasury for final approval.
The Philadelphia mint produced 673,040,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 495,976,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
New Hampshire Quarter Mintages
- 2000-P New Hampshire Quarter: 673,040,000
- 2000-D New Hampshire Quarter: 495,976,000
- 2000-S Proof New Hampshire Quarter: 4,020,172
- 2000-S Silver Proof New Hampshire Quarter: 965,421
New Hampshire Quarter Specifications
Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), William Cousins (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