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State Quarter Day In The Classroom!
Maryland Outline

On March 13, 2000, representatives from the United States Mint unveiled the new Maryland state quarter in the Governor's Conference Room in the Maryland State House.  Featuring the dome of this famous Maryland landmark, Maryland was the seventh state to be celebrated as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Maryland's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.


Maryland Quarter Reverse

Maryland Quarter

Learn more about the latest quarter and the important symbols that inspired it.


50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!


50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

FREE Lesson Plans!

The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site for use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.


State Quarter Day Classroom Activities

Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!

Also, take a trip to Get a Clue About Collecting to Find the Hidden Coins that are a part of the 50 State Quarters Program.


Connected Coins and Medals

The Battle of Antietam Commemorative Half Dollar Obverse

Although the nickname "The Old Line State" that appears on the Maryland quarter refers to the troops from Maryland that fought in the American Revolution, Maryland's military history is featured on another coin as well.  Read all about The Battle of Antietam Commemorative Half Dollar, which features the Burnside Bridge in Sharpsburg, MD, and was produced to mark the 75th anniversary of this historic Civil War battle.

The Battle of Antietam Commemorative Half Dollar Reverse

Our Foreign Friends

Quarter Obverse The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro.  With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts). 1 Euro Obverse

Quarter Games

Puzzle Mint

Here's a challenge for your students!  Put all the pieces of the Maryland quarter back together—in three minutes or less!

Cents of Color

Are your students budding artists?  Let them try their hands at painting the Maryland quarter.  Paint the State House Dome red or yellow...let your imagination run wild!

Mark My Words

Here's a word search all about quarters and other coins.  Can your students find all the words on each list?


Birth of a Coin

A Coinage Cartoon

Do you want to show your students how quarters and other coins are made?  Check out the Birth of a Coin cartoon, which tells you all about it!

Teachers' Network

Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network.  As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!


The Department of the Treasury Seal