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The Maryland Quarter.
The Maryland quarter's reverse
highlights the striking Maryland Statehouse surrounded by White Oak leaf clusters and the nickname "The Old Line State" complete the design.

    

Maryland

The Maryland quarter, the 2nd in the Year 2000 series, highlights the striking dome of the Maryland Statehouse.

Through its new quarter, our 7th state shares its pride for the honored Maryland Statehouse. A distinctive building dating back to 1772, it features the country's largest wooden dome built without nails. Besides housing Maryland's colonial legislature, it was also crucial to our national history. From 1783-1784, the Maryland Statehouse served as the nation's first peacetime capital. The Treaty of Paris was ratified here, officially ending the Revolutionary War. A treasure preserved, the Statehouse continues as the country's oldest state capital building still in legislative use.

Leaf clusters from the official state tree, the White Oak, and the nickname The Old Line State complete the selected design. Maryland is nicknamed the Old Line State in honor of its "troops of the line." These troops won praise from George Washington, who was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Governor Parris N. Glendening favored this design over five others recommended by the Maryland Commemorative Coin Committee. He established this commission specifically to evaluate quarter design submissions.

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PCGS Nos: 5956, 5957, 913009, 913010

Mintage for circulation:
2000-P   678,200,000
2000-D   556,532,000

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated 2000-P Maryland examples graded by PCGS are 26 MS-68's.

The finest Uncirculated 2000-D Maryland examples graded by PCGS are 24 MS-68's.

The finest 2000-S Maryland Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-70.

The finest 2000-S Maryland Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRDC-70's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service