US Statehood Quarters of 2006:

Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota

Numismatic and Historic Info, Images

Coins' Specifics:

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Weight: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Composition: outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
Quantity minted:
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco


Nevada, nicknamed "The Silver State," was admitted into the Union on October 31, 1864, becoming the Nation's 36th state. Nevada's quarter depicts a trio of wild mustangs, the sun rising behind snow-capped mountains, bordered by sagebrush and a banner that reads "The Silver State." The coin also bears the inscriptions "Nevada" and "1864."

2006 Nevada State Quarter

Nevada became a territory in 1861, several years after a Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War discovered gold and silver in the area of Virginia City. This discovery would later be referred to as one of the greatest mineral discoveries, famously known as the Comstock Lode. Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's wild horses.

Release Date: January 31, 2006
Statehood Date: October 31, 1864
Mintage Numbers: 589,800,000


Nebraska, nicknamed the "Cornhusker State," was admitted into the Union on March 1, 1867, becoming the Nation's 37th state. Nebraska's quarter depicts an ox-drawn covered wagon carrying pioneers in the foreground and Chimney Rock, the natural wonder that rises from the valley of North Platte River, measuring 445 feet from base to tip. The sun is in full view behind the wagon. The coin also bears the inscriptions "Nebraska," "Chimney Rock" and "1867."

2006 Nebraska State Quarter

Chimney Rock was designated a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, and is maintained and operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society. Anywhere in Nebraska, there are reminders of America's westward expansion: the state is crisscrossed by the Oregon and Mormon Trails, the Pony Express, the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Texas-Ogallala Trail and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail.

Release Date: April 03, 2006
Statehood Date: March 01, 1867
Mintage Numbers: 591,000,000


The Colorado quarter depicts a sweeping view of the state's rugged Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees and a banner carrying the inscription "Colorful Colorado." The coin also bears the inscriptions "Colorado" and "1876."

2006 Colorado State Quarter

Colorado was admitted into the Union on August 1, 1876, becoming the Nation's 38th state. With statehood gained less than one month after the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State." Colorado's Rocky Mountains are home to some of the Nation's most majestic natural wonders. Among these, rising approximately 10,000 feet from the valley floor in Northwest Colorado, Grand Mesa is the largest flat-top mountain in the world, and is home to more than 200 lakes and many miles of scenic hiking trails.

Release Date: June 14, 2006
Statehood Date: August 01, 1876
Mintage Numbers: 569,000,000


On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted into the Union, becoming the Nation's 39th state. The North Dakota quarter depicts a pair of grazing American bison in the foreground with a sunset view of the rugged buttes and canyons that help define the State's Badlands region in the background. The coin's design also bears the inscriptions "North Dakota" and "1889."

2006 North Dakota State Quarter

President Theodore Roosevelt founded the United States Forest Service and signed the Antiquities Act in 1906, which was designed to preserve and protect unspoiled places such as North Dakota Badlands, now known as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Herds of American Bison thundered across the Badlands through the 1860s. The park is now home to more than 400 wild buffalo, an animal once on the brink of extinction.

Release Date: August 28, 2006
Statehood Date: November 02, 1889
Mintage Numbers: 664,800,000


Admitted into the Union on November 2, 1889, South Dakota, the "Mount Rushmore State," became the Nation's 40th state. The South Dakota quarter features an image of the State bird, a Chinese ring-necked pheasant, in flight above a depiction of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, featuring the faces of four American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The design is bordered by heads of wheat. The coin's design also bears the inscriptions "South Dakota" and "1889."

2006 South Dakota State Quarter

In 1927, sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into Mount Rushmore, the 5,725-foot peak rising above Harney National Forest. Creation of the "Shrine of Democracy" took 14 years and cost approximately $1 million.

Release Date: November 06, 2006
Statehood Date: November 02, 1889
Mintage Numbers: 510,800,000

Total of state quarters minted in 2006: 2,925,400,000

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Sources: Encyclopedia Of U.S. Coins by Mort Reed and The Official Red Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman.