When the U.S. Mint issued the Tennessee State Quarter pursuant to an Act of Congress in early 2002, it was hailed as a tribute to Elvis. The musical theme of the one-time-only design instantly made it one of the most popular coins in the series, but it was struck for only about 10 weeks and will never be made again.
Now, a very small quantity of out-of-issue Tennessee State Quarters have been set aside for a special set featuring ten classic full-color portraits of Elvis through the years. The coins are official legal tender in the United States, and the colorized set is being issued in cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The ten different designs honor the legend of Elvis' amazing career, from his early days of stardom in the 1950's to his untimely death in 1977. Each image was carefully chosen to highlight a different era, and together they represent Elvis as he is known and remembered by millions of fans. Each coin also features Elvis' authorized facsimile signature or the official "Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary" logo. Remarkably, the coins are in original Brilliant Uncirculated condition, so they have never been used.
In addition to the 10-coin set of Elvis Quarters, Elvis is also appearing on a set of four different 2002 U.S. Silver Eagle Dollars. Like the matching Tennessee State Quarters, the Silver Eagle Dollar was struck by the U.S.
The obverse designs show four different full-color images of Elvis, including the popular picture of Elvis in his Army uniform and Elvis with his legendary pink Cadillac outside his Graceland mansion. Each classic "Young Elvis" portrait is in glorious full color, together with Elvis' authorized facsimile signature and the official "Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary" logo. For more information visit the website Elvis Coins.