2003-S Silver Proof State Quarter Arkansas
These 2003-S Silver Proof US State Quarter Arkansas coins were pulled from sealed US Mint silver proof sets. Extreme care was taken not to touch or contaminate these silver proof quarters in any way. To preserve their condition, the coins were placed in a plastic tube holder and were extracted from the original slabs using cotton gloves.
- 2003-S Silver Proof US State Quarter Arkansas.
- Pre-1965 composition of 90% Silver.
- Obverse: Features a redesign of the Washington quarter. Although John Flanagan's original portrait of George Washington remains, the inscriptions and their placement are changed. Encircling the coin's top rim is "United States of America." At the bottom is "Quarter Dollar." To the left of the portrait is "Liberty," and to the right is "In God We Trust," and the "S" mint mark.
- Reverse: Features a design, which commemorates a unique aspect of the individual state. Inscriptions include the state's name encircling the top rim. Immediately below is the year the state ratified the US Constitution (or when admitted to the Union). Below the featured design are the year of release and "E Pluribus Unum."
- Produced at San Francisco in Proof condition.
- Individual coins shipped in protective plastic flip.
- Complete roll of 40 quarters ship in a hard plastic tube.
Important To Note
- These coins were only inspected to verify the year and count.
- They were not inspected to cull for cameos, deep cameos, variations, toned coins or mint errors.
- Expect to receive a mix of mostly gem proofs and a few toned/discolored/tarnished coins.
- The roll was comprised of a random inventory of 40 silver proof slabs. It is from that random inventory that your purchase will be pulled.
- The older the coins, the more likely it is to receive toned/discolored or tarnished coins.
- The photo attached to this listing is a stock photo, but a representation as to what you will receive.
The 50 State Quarters Program was introduced in 1999, under the legislative authority of Congress. The program was designed to honor each state in the order of their ratification of the US Constitution, or the year they were admitted into the Union. Each state would decide what unique aspect about their state they wished to feature on their new quarter. The process was usually headed by each state Governor's office, and also include input from their citizens.
The Program was scheduled to run for 10 years, releasing a new state quarter on approximately a ten-week cycle (5 per year). The first state quarter released was Delaware, proudly displaying the banner year of 1787, as the first state admitted to the Union. The final release in 2008 was Hawaii, under the banner of 1959.
The 50 State Quarters Program was very favorably received by the public. People of all ages and from every state have been drawn into coin collecting, many for the first time. Although state pride was a real driving factor, offerings of 5-coin sets encouraged collectors to build complete sets. This is particularly true regarding the 90% Silver Proof coins. Enthusiastic collectors and investors continue to seek out Proof sets, individual coins, and full 40-coin rolls.