Texas State Quarters (Buy on eBay) were released on June 1, 2004 as the twenty-eighth coin in the State Quarter series. Texas’s original Statehood date was December 29, 1845.
The reverse design features a lone star and an outline of Texas. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “The Lone Star State.” The coin’s reverse was designed by Daniel Miller and engraved by Norman E. Nemeth.
The Lone Star comes from the original flag for the Republic of Texas and later the State flag. A lariat encircles the state as a symbol of the cattle and cowboy history of Texas.
An advisory committee worked with the Texas Numismatic Association to select finalist designs from over 2,500 submissions. The governor made the final design selection and sent it to the United States Mint.
The Philadelphia mint produced 263,000,000 Texas Quarters while the Denver mint produced 278,800,000. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Texas Quarter Mintages
- 2004-P Texas Quarter: 278,800,000
- 2004-D Texas Quarter: 263,000,000
- 2004-S Proof Texas Quarter: 2,740,684
- 2004-S Silver Proof Texas Quarter: 1,769,786
Texas Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Daniel Miller (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