Maryland 2000 State Quarter:
Symbolizing America’s Past with a Historic Dome
Presenting the Maryland State House, the oldest continuously used state capitol and the former national capital. In 1784, the Continental Congress met in its senate chamber for nearly a year. It was here that George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief, and the Treaty of Paris was ratified, officially ending the Revolutionary War.
The 2000 Maryland State Quarter commemorates this historic milestone. The coin features the Maryland State House’s wooden dome, where the Treaty of Paris was signed, symbolizing the end of hostilities between the United States and Great Britain. Notably, the dome stands as the largest in the country constructed entirely without nails.
The coin also pays tribute to the brave Maryland soldiers known as the “old line” who defended their borders against the British. Additionally, it showcases two branches representing the state tree, the white oak.