1999 Pennsylvania State Quarters
The obverse will continue to bear the familiar restored 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington.
The statue Commonwealth, designed by New York sculptor Roland Hinton Perry, is a bronze-gilded 14 feet 6 inch high female form that has topped Pennsylvania’s state capitol dome in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania since May 25, 1905. Her right arm extends in kindness and her left arm grasps a ribbon mace to symbolize justice. The image of the keystone honors the states nickname, The Keystone State. At a Jefferson Republican victory rally in October 1802, Pennsylvania was toasted as the keystone in the federal union.