Georgia Quarter

Georgia State Quarter

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Georgia quarter

Georgia became the 4th state in 1788. The Georgia quarter features a peach (state fruit and nickname), live oak sprigs (oak is the state tree), an outline of Georgia, and the state motto: "Wisdom Justice Moderation" (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Georgia Commemorative Quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Georgia features a peach (state fruit and nickname), live oak sprigs (the state tree), an outline of Georgia, and the state motto: "Wisdom Justice Moderation." Georgia became the 4th state in 1788.

The outline of Georgia on the state's quarter is conspicuously missing the upper left corner (Dade County). Interestingly, Dade County has the nickname "The independent state of Dade," stemming from a legend that during the civil war, Dade County seceded from the nation before the rest of Georgia and did not officially rejoin the state until 1945, and also because Dade is isolated from the rest of Georgia by Lookout Mountain - Georgian visitors to Dade County have to enter Alabama or Tennessee to skirt the mountain.

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