2000 South Carolina State Quarters
The obverse will continue to bear the familiar restored 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington.
The Carolina Wren, the state bird, and the Yellow Jessamine, the state flower, are native throughout South Carolina, the importance of the Palmetto Tree, the state tree, dates back to the Revolutionary War. In 1776, colonists in a small fort built of Palmetto logs successfully defeated a British fleet trying to capture Charleston Harbor. Since then, South Carolina has been called The Palmetto State.