The second quarter of 2006 will honor Nebraska. The state was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867 and will be the 37th quarter in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program. There are several things you should know about this coin before purchasing it. For starters, the price is very low. You can find a 2006 Nebraska quarter at any coin dealer. This is one of the best ways to get a collectible piece of Nebraska history.
The 2006 Nebraska state quarter is a brilliant uncirculated coin made by the Denver mint facility. The coin’s obverse side features an ox-drawn covered wagon loaded with pioneers. The reverse side depicts the iconic Chimney Rock, which is a natural wonder rising out of the North Platte River valley. The coin also features inscriptions such as “2006 Nebraska State Quarter.”
The face value of a 2006 Nebraska State Quarter depends on its quality. Proof coins have a mirror-like finish. While the average circulation of a State Quarter is $0.25, the high-grade copies can be worth as much as $10. Whether you want to collect them for personal collection or invest in them for investment, you can’t go wrong with these coins. Just make sure you know how much you’re willing to spend on them.
The state quarter is produced in two varieties. A proof coin is produced on a special planchet and has more detail. A silver quarter is worth $5 to $10, while a proof coin is worth twice that much. You can find one of each in a coin dealer near you. When looking for a proof coin, be sure to check out the conditions of the specimen. A poor one will likely be worth nothing.
A modified version of the Washington Quarter is featured on the obverse of the 2006 Nebraska Quarter. The wording on the obverse was changed by the mint, and the United States of America, In God We Trust, Liberty and Quarter Dollar are included. On the reverse, a historic ox-drawn covered wagon with pioneers is featured. The inscriptions are inscribed by Charles Vickers.
The mint’s 50 State Quarters program has been considered the most successful coin campaign ever undertaken by the United States Mint. Despite the fact that the project was launched over a decade ago, the interest was tremendous and the anticipation was unprecedented. This initiative, which began in 1999, spawned a wave of interest among the public. Coin collectors could not wait to purchase these commemorative coins when they were released in 2006.