Statehood Quarters 1999-2008, Proofs SILVER/CLAD
2002-S SILVER MISSISSIPPI

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - STATES & TERRITORIES - PROOF
Item Description: 25C 2002 S SILVER MISSISSIPPI
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 UC
Owner: MAGREGORY

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: GREGORY COLLECTION   Score: 248
Statehood Quarters 1999-2008, Proofs SILVER/CLAD   Score: 248
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Although there are several varieties of magnolia found throughout the world, it is the southern magnolia, or Magnolia grandiflora, that is native to the southeastern United States. Boasting large, showy white flowers as big as 15 inches across, they are named for the famed 18th century French botanist Pierre Magnol. Mississippi adopted it as the state flower in 1952.

In 1900, when Mississippi schoolchildren were asked to vote for a state flower, they selected the magnolia over a group that included cape jasmine, yellow jasmine and cotton. The selection remained unofficial, however, as the legislature did not act on the result. A similar election for state tree in 1935 gave the magnolia a landslide victory, one that was made official on April 1, 1938. On February 26, 1952, the Mississippi legislature finally adopted the magnolia as the state flower, opposed by only one vote.

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