2008 Proofs
25C Clad New Mexico

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - STATES & TERRITORIES - PROOF
Item Description: 25C 2008 S CLAD NEW MEXICO
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 UC
Owner: Allan C Ong

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Statehood Quarter Proofs   Score: 183
2008 Proofs   Score: 201
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

New Mexico, nicknamed the "Land of Enchantment," was admitted into the Union on January 6, 1912, becoming our Nation’s 47th state. The reverse of New Mexico’s quarter features a Zia sun symbol over a topographical outline of the State with the inscription "Land of Enchantment." The coin also bears the inscriptions "New Mexico" and "1912."

The great influence of Native American cultures can be found throughout New Mexico. The Zia Pueblo believe the sun symbol represents the giver of all good, who gave gifts in groups of four. From the circle representing life and love without beginning or end, the four groups of four rays that emanate represent the four directions, the four seasons, the four phases of a day (sunrise, noon, evening, and night), and the four divisions of life (childhood, youth, middle years, and old age).

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