1999 Georgia State Quarter: A Peachy Symbol of the South
The 1999 Georgia State Quarter: A Symbol of the Peach State
The 1999 Georgia State Quarter is a beautiful and interesting coin that features a peach, branches of a live oak tree, and the state motto “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” over an outline of the state.
The peach is the state fruit of Georgia, and the live oak tree is the state tree. The state motto was adopted in 1777, and it reflects the state’s commitment to these values.
There is a rare error version of the 1999 Georgia State Quarter that was struck on experimental planchets, intended for the Sacagawea dollar. These coins are worth significantly more than the standard 1999 Georgia State Quarters.
The peach on the coin is actually a Golden Jubilee peach, which is a variety of peach that was developed in Georgia in the early 1900s. The live oak tree on the coin is a symbol of strength and longevity. The state motto “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” was adopted by Georgia in 1777.