Indiana State Quarters (Buy on eBay) were released on August 2, 2002 as the nineteenth coin in the State Quarter series. Indiana’s original Statehood date was December 11, 1816.
The reverse design features a race car over an outline of the state. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Crossroads of America.” The coin’s reverse was designed by Josh Harvey and engraved by Donna Weaver.
Indiana is home to the famous Indianapolis 500 car race. The race has been run every year since 1911 and is the oldest auto race in the world. The design includes nineteen stars to signify Indiana as the nineteenth state.
Design concept submissions for the Indiana Quarter reached 3,736 different designs. A round of semi-final narrowed the field to four design concepts which were sent to the United States Mint. The governor selected the final design. The other final design concepts included sports icons, state symbols, and Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Indians.
The Philadelphia mint produced 362,600,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 327,600,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Indiana Quarter Mintages
- 2002-P Indiana Quarter: 362,600,000
- 2002-D Indiana Quarter: 327,200,000
- 2002-S Proof Indiana Quarter: 3,084,245
- 2002-S Silver Proof Indiana Quarter: 892,229
Indiana Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Josh Harvey (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