2002-S U.S. Silver Proof Coin Set GEM Proof OGP
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2002-S US Mint Silver Proof Coin Set in GEM Proof in Original Mint Packaging
This 2002-S US Mint Silver Proof Coin Set features two sets of proof versions of coins from the San Francisco Mint. One set features proof versions of all five state quarters minted in 2002 while the other has proof versions of the five other coins. These proofs consist of 90% silver. 892,229 proof sets were minted.
Designs of the 2002-S US Mint State Quarters
The Tennessee quarter has a guitar, a trumpet, and a fiddle, arranged in a triangle. Under the fiddle, there is an open music score. There are also three stars on the image, one to the left of the guitar, one over the trumpet, and one to the right of the fiddle. Under the instruments is a banner that reads, “MUSICAL HERITAGE.” Its year of admission is “1796.”
The Ohio coin bears the year of admission, “1803.” It celebrates the state’s important contributions to aviation. There is an outline of the state of Ohio that is adorned by three images. In the upper left is the Wright Flyer, the Wright brother’s plane that they built that began man’s climb to the sky. Under the plane is the inscription “BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION PIONEERS.” On the right, there is an astronaut dressed in full gear, a reference to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Louisiana was admitted in 1812, the year inscribed at the top. Under the year is a trumpet with musical notes coming out. Under that, there is an outline of the United States. A large section in the middle of the country is frosted. That section is identified with the inscription “LOUISIANA PURCHASE” to the right. The state bird, a brown pelican, is on the lower left.
“1816” is the year inscribed on the Indiana coin. The shape of Indiana is frosted on the right, partly covered by an IndyCar. Under the car is the caption, “CROSSROADS OF AMERICA.” Starting in the state and forming a circle on the left are eighteen stars. A nineteenth appears to the left of the car inside the circle, denoting Indiana as the nineteenth state.
The last coin in the set is that of Mississippi, which was admitted in 1817. Under the inscription of that year is an inscription of the state’s nickname, “THE MAGNOLIA STATE.” Two magnolia blossoms, the state flower, make up the design.
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