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Mint to make New Quarters in 2009
Honoring the US Territories and District of Columbia
January 2008The 2008 Hawaii 25 cent coin was the United States Mint’s last 50 Statehood Quarter series coin.
What's next for the Washington Quarter?
Will we go back to the old drab design used from 1932 to 1998?
The answer is a resounding NO! (At least for now ; -)
New Quarters legislation passed
Congress and President Bush have agreed on (and signed) new coin legislation allowing the US mint to make six new quarter designs in 2009.
The five United States’ Territories and the District of Columbia (Washington DC) will get their own commemorative quarters in 2009.
United States Mint Director Ed Moy said: "We look forward to honoring the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories by minting and issuing six quarters in 2009 that will build upon the success of a program that has educated a generation in state geography and history."
2009 quarters – six coin in all
Part of the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act authorizes the United States Mint to produce six new quarter designs in 2009. When completed Philadelphia (P mint) and Denver (D mint) coins will be issued for general circulation through the banking system. The District of Columbia (2009 DC quarter) will be released in January 2009. The other five 2009 territory quarters will be release during the rest of the year, with one coin coming out about every two months.
P, D, and S mint quarters for 2009
In addition to making P and D mint quarters for circulation, the US mint is authorized to sell special S mint (San Francisco Mint) collector coin sets, such as: the 2009 DC Territories proof quarters set, and the 2009 DC Territories Silver Proof quarter sets. Each set will be housed in a hard government issued plastic holder and will contain six quarters, including a:
2009 District of Columbia quarter,
2009 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico coin,
2009 Guam quarter,
2009 American Samoa quarter,
2009 United States Virgin Islands, and
2009 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands coin.
Features of the 2009 Territories and 2009 DC quarters
The head side of the 2009 quarters will feature the current image (of President George Washington) used in the statehood quarters program. The reverse (back) design is required to be something that will commemorate the history, geography or traditions of each territory and the District of Columbia. Designs are currently being submitted from through the political leader of each territory, to the Commission of Fine Artsand the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Final designs will be decided upon after a review by the US Secretary of the Treasury.
(Coin pictures will be posted here once they are released by the government.)
2009 promises to be an exciting year for buying quarters.
I wonder what the 2010 quarters will be like?
Perhaps we’ll know soon : -)
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