|The Maryland quarter's
highlights the striking Maryland Statehouse surrounded by White Oak leaf
clusters and the nickname "The Old Line State" complete the
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
The finest Uncirculated 2000-P Maryland examples graded by PCGS are 26
finest Uncirculated 2000-D Maryland examples graded by PCGS are 24
finest 2000-S Maryland Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single
finest 2000-S Maryland Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded
by PCGS are 3 PRDC-70's.
United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov
Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading