For those in South Dakota that collect state quarters the 8 year wait to add the South Dakota quarter to your collection is just about over. At 10 am on November 13th the quarter will be officially released during a ceremony at Mt. Rushmore.
The quarter that was engraved by John Mercanti, which depicts our state bird the Chinese ring-necked pheasant flying over Mt. Rushmore, will be initially available at Great Western Bank locations throughout South Dakota which was chosen as the official launch bank for the coin.
The quarter is the 40th in the series of 50 to be released to correspond to South Dakota’s admittance into the United States.