25 Cents KM306 United States
|KM#||306||Dates||2000||Notes||50 State Quarter (Maryland)|
In the center is a profile of George Washington facing left. He is wear a parliamentary wig tied with a bow at the back. Above him is written "LIBERTY" and below him is written "QUARTER DOLLAR". Below his chin to the left is written "LIBERTY", and to the right of him, starting level with his earlobe, is written in small lettering "IN GOD WE TRUST", with IN and TRUST on their own separate lines. Below this, level with Washington's bow, is the mint mark, either a D, a P or an S.
About a quarter of the way down the coin in two straight lines is the text "THE OLD LINE STATE", two words to each line. Vertically dissecting these two lines of text is the dome of the Maryland State House. Four sections of the dome are visible. The bottom is a wide octagonal base of which three sides are visible, each side having a window.On top of it is a dome, which also is constructed of eight sides, with three sides visible. On top of the dome is a smaller octagonal column surrounded by a balcony at the bottom and with a window in the center, and this column has a lantern and lightning rod protruding from the top.Above the lightning rod is written "1788" and above that is written "MARYLAND". Flanking the design on either side are two white oak branches. Between the two branches at the bottom is written "2000" and below this, at the bottom of the coin, is written in small lettering "E PLURIBUS UNUM".