GREGORY COLLECTION # 3
2004-S SILVER IOWA

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - STATES & TERRITORIES - PROOF
Item Description: 25C 2004 S SILVER IOWA
Full Grade: NGC PF 69 UC
Owner: MAGREGORY

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: GREGORY COLLECTION # 3   Score: 76
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The Iowa quarter design features a one-room schoolhouse with a teacher and students planting a tree, and the inscriptions "Foundation in Education" and "Grant Wood." The design is based on "Arbor Day," a painting by Grant Wood, who was born near Anamosa, Iowa. He spent his career as a proponent of small-town values, which he celebrated in the iconic images of small-town plain folk and verdant Midwestern vistas for which he is world-renowned.

Iowans have had a commitment to education since the State's earliest days. When Iowa became a state in 1846, it already had a number of rural country schools in each of its counties. Iowa established its first high school in the 1850s, although high schools generally did not become widespread in the United States until after 1900. Private and public colleges also quickly took root in the new State.

Although Iowa has long been a leader in agriculture, the State is unique in that it is the only one whose east and west borders are completely formed by rivers - the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

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