25 Cents KM374 West Virginia United States
|KM#||374||Dates||2005||Notes||50 State Quarter (West 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.
The New River Gorge Bridge, a steel arch bridge which crosses the New River near Fayetteville,West Virginia can be seen spanning between the two banks of the river.Its frame consists of many steel poles forming the top road and the supporting arch in a zigzag pattern. A large hill can be seen in the back, sloping from left to right. In the foreground is the river, on the banks of which are a number of small shrubs. This is cut off in a straight horizontal line about a quarter of the way from the bottom of the coin. Above the cut-off line is written "NEW RIVER GORGE" and to the right "JM". At the top of the coin is written "WEST VIRGINIA" and below it "1863". At the bottom of the coin is written in small lettering "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and above it is written "2005".