25 Cents KM309 United States
|KM#||309||Dates||2000||Notes||50 State Quarter (Virginia)|
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.
Sailing across the middle of the coin from left to right are three ships - Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. These are the three ships carrying the passengers who founded Jamestown. The Susan Constant is the largest and out in front with four sails visible, one of which is rolled up. The Godspeed is next with three sails visible, and behind it is the smallest of the boats, the Discovery, with only two sails visible. All three boats have two masts with flags atop each mast.The sea can be seen below them, although it is cut off in a straight horizontal line three-quarters down the coin. Directly underneath is written in small lettering in a straight line "QUADRICENTENNIAL". Below this is written "2000" and at the the bottom in small lettering is written "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Above the ships and to the left of the Susan Constant is written over two lines in small lettering "JAMESTOWN 1607-2007". At the center of the top of the coin is written "VIRGINIA" and below this is written "1788".