2016 United States Mint Proof Set – State Quarters
The 2016 United States Mint Proof Set includes five quarters in total, one for each state being honored that year:
Illinois: The Illinois quarter features a young Abraham Lincoln, standing in front of the state capitol building.
Kentucky: The Kentucky quarter showcases a thoroughbred racehorse and a state outline with the inscription “My Old Kentucky Home.”
West Virginia: The West Virginia quarter depicts the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, stretching across the deep river valley.
North Dakota: The North Dakota quarter features a pair of American Bison, a nod to the state’s official nickname, “The Peace Garden State.”
South Carolina: The South Carolina quarter showcases a palmetto tree and crescent moon, symbols that have been associated with the state since the American Revolution.
These quarters were issued as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which began in 2010 and honors each of the 50 US states, five territories, and the District of Columbia with unique designs. The 2016 Proof Set also includes proof versions of other coins, including the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half-dollar, and Native American dollar.