25 Cents KM371 Minnesota United States
|KM#||371||Dates||2005||Notes||50 State Quarter (Minnesota)|
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.
On the left is a silhouetter of Minnesota state and printed on top of the silhouette is "LAND OF 10,000 LAKES", each word to its own line. Behind the state and stretching across the coin to the right is a pine forest ridge. Below the the ridge on the right are two men on a small motorboat facing left, both fishing. The man on the left is standing with his back to the viewer, rod held out to the left. The man on the right is sitting wearing a hat, also with his rod out to the left. Below this and to the left is a common loon, the Minnesota state bird, with a pointy beak and strongly defined feathering, swim from left to right past a small bank covered in grass on its left. The ripple marks from the loons movement surround it in three rings.