25 Cents KM358 Iowa United States
|KM#||358||Dates||2004||Notes||50 State Quarter (Iowa)|
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.
Starting from a quarter of the way up the coin is a scene with rolling hills, a path running along them on either side of the coin. There is a small wooden fence running along the side of the right-hand path. On the left is a school house in three-quarter view. There is a set of steps with a railing across the top platform and a child sitting on the steps on the right-hand side. There is a central door at the top of the steps and two tall windows on either side. Both the door and windows have pointed eaves above them. Along the side of the school house are three windows in the same style as those on the front. On the roof of the schoolhouse towards the front is a bell tower with a sharp point sticking out the top, perhaps a lightning rod. To the right of this is written over two line "FOUNDATION IN EDUCATION". Towards the back of the roof is a short chimney. To the right of the schoolhouse in the foreground is a female teacher and three students planting a tree. The teacher is facing forward and has her hair pinned up and is wearing a long-sleeved, ankle-length dress fastened with a belt at the waist. She is holding the hand of the child to her right and her other hand is holding the tree. The child to her right (the viewer's left) is a small child wearing a simple dress. There is one child kneeling and leaning forward to hold onto the roots of the tree and another child behind him sitting on the ground with legs splayed out on either side. In front of the tree is a small hole in the ground, and beside the hole, a mound of earth. Below this scene on the left is written in tiny lettering "JM" and below to the right is written "GRANT WOOD". At the top of the coin is written "IOWA" and below this is written "1846". At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and above this is written "2004".