US Quarter 2003 Maine State value

 

Currency - Dollar=100 cents
Face value: Quarter dollar ($1/4=25 cents)
Type - commemorative coin 50 States Quarters Series

Composition - copper-nickel clad copper
Diameter - 24.3 mm
Weight - 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded

Mint Mark: D (Denver), P (Philadelphia)

 

US coin State quarter 2003 Maine
Years of mintage:
2003

Reverse:
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; the schooner Victory Chimes at sea
Legend:
MAINE 1820 / 2003 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Obverse:
Washington facing left
Legend:
QUARTER DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST


Krause catalog number - KM#345

Coin value in condition:
UNC (Uncirculated - without traces of circulation) - ~1 USD.00
XF (Extremely Fine) - 0.25-0.50
Worse than "XF" - 0.25 USD

 

MAINE #23

Capital: Augusta.
Adhered to: March 15, 1820.
Population: 1,293,464 inhabitants.
Origin of the name: It comes from the former French province of Le Maine.
Reverse shows the Pemaquid lighthouse on a cliff, and in the background a schooner.

 

Above is the date of incorporation of the State into the Union.

KM#(D):345KM#(S):345a
Muscongus Bay on the coast of the State of Maine, had become a very dangerous place for navigation due to reefs, after numerous shipwrecks and due to the increase in maritime trade in the area, in 1826 the US Congress. The US approved a budget item for the construction of a lighthouse with which to serve that area.
The Pemaquid Lighthouse is located in Bristol, Maine at one end of the Pemaquid Peninsula.
It was built in the year 1827 by John Quincy Adams.
Because salt water was used to mix the cement, the construction began to crack and had to be restored in 1835. The original light emitted by the lighthouse came from a parabolic reflector that reflected the light of some candles, at a distance of 2 miles.
The station was automated with electric light in 1934.
Currently it continues to serve the maritime fleet of the US east coast, at the same time that it has become a must-see tourist spot.
The schooner that appears on the coin bears the name "Victory Chimes", was built in 1900 to carry lumber north and south of the low waters of the Bay and the Chesapeake River, is 132 feet long and has a capacity of present of 40 passengers.

 

She is the largest US-flagged 3-masted sailing ship in the Windjammer fleet, which consists of 12 large ships used today for recreation among tourists visiting the bay.

Pemaquid Lighthouse.

3 masted schooner.

19th century painting of the lighthouse.