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1998: The Last of the Heraldic Eagle Washington Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The inaugural release of the first 50 State Quarters in 1999 meant big changes were coming to the Washington quarter, a coin that had seen relatively few major changes since its debut in 1932. When the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act (link to PDF) was signed into law […]

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Final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Nov. 5

The United States Mint will release the final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring coins honoring Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on November 5 at noon EST. Priced at $11.50 USD, the set includes the following coins: One uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint One uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint One Proof quarter […]

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Salt River Bay America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set on Sale July 10

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands beginning on July 10 at noon EDT. Priced at $11.50 USD, this three-coin set (product code 20AF) includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia […]

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United States Mint 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available March 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 20AA) on March 24 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $16.00 USD, this 10-coin set consists of five uncirculated quarters from the Philadelphia Mint and five uncirculated quarters from the Denver Mint. The […]

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Set of 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Coins on Sale Feb. 20

The 2020 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 20AQ) will be available for purchase starting on February 20 at noon EST. The set features all five 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters minted in 99.9 percent silver at the San Francisco Mint. Their reverse designs honor the National Park of […]

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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Honoring National Park of American Samoa on Sale Feb. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ containing coins honoring the National Park of American Samoa on February 18 at noon EST. Coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters set include one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and […]

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National Park of American Samoa Quarter Products on Sale Feb. 3

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa on February 3 at noon EST. This is the first release of 2020 and the 51st overall in the program. Available product options are as follows: The Mint produces the coins in […]

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United States Mint’s Last America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set of 2019 on Sale Nov. 26

The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ of 2019 on Nov. 26 at noon EST. The quarters in this set (product code 19AH) pay homage to Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set consists of an uncirculated quarter from the […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarters on Sale Nov. 4

The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on November 4 at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program. Available product options are the following: The Mint produces […]

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Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors’ Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Silver Dollar. Part I can be read here ……. and Part II is here . The renowned 18th-century French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette, has occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans for over 200 years. Born in 1757 […]

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Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors’ Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ……. and Part II is here . The renowned 18th-century French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette, has occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans for over 200 years. Born in 1757 to […]

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Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors’ Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ……. and Part II is here . The renowned 18th-century French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette, has occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans for over 200 years. Born in 1757 to […]

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Third 2019 United States Mint Youth-Oriented Product on Sale Oct. 31

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set™ (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT. This is the third of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year. There is a product limit of 25,000 for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set. […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2019 Circulating Coin Set on Sale October 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 19AC) on October 9 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $8.95 USD. The 2019-dated set includes 10 circulating quarters—five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Lowell […]

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What Happens to the Washington Quarter After 2021? US Mint Weighs Its Options

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The end of the road is just around the corner for the America The Beautiful (ATB) Quarter series, a 12-year-long program in which 56 different national parks and monuments were showcased on the reverse of the Washington quarter. Since 2010, each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and […]

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United States Mint San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarters on Sale August 26

The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas on August 26. Available product options are: The Mint produces the coins in the rolls and bags at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco facilities. The three-roll set contains coins […]

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Jim Bisognani: The Tale of Two Washingtons

A bureaucratic struggle behind the scenes in 1931 decided how the first US president would be portrayed on coins for years to come   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The year is moving right along; I can’t believe that the Fourth of July, our greatest American holiday, is but a week away! Seemingly in […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters Honoring American Memorial Park Now Available

The United States Mint is now accepting orders for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The reverse design chosen for the Mint’s latest release depicts a young woman in traditional attire at the front of the Flag Circle and Court […]

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United States Mint Offers Lowell National Historical Park Coin Set Feb. 19

The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ containing Lowell National Historical Park quarters on February 19 at noon EST. The set (product code 19AD) is priced at $9.95. America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™ consist of an uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, an uncirculated quarter from the Denver […]

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United States Mint Releases 1st 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters February 4

The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts on February 4 at noon EST. The reverse design honors Lowell’s role in the Industrial Revolution. The design depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, […]

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First 2019 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin Now Available at APMEX

APMEX, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, has announced the first 2019 America the Beautiful release is now available to pre-order. The 2019 5 oz Silver ATB Lowell National Historical Park coin, marks the 46th overall release in the series. As the 50 State Quarters program came to an end in […]

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United States 1963 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998 – save for a two-year run in 1975 and ’76, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of […]

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United States Mint Launches Voyageurs National Park America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service today to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. It is the third America the Beautiful ATB Quarter coin issued in 2018 and the 43rd release in the series. This latest ATB quarter  reverse design depicts a common loon […]

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United States Mint Bags, Rolls of Voyageurs National Park Quarters Available June 11

Bags and rolls of United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota will be available for purchase starting on June 11 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The quarter’s reverse depicts a common loon with a rock cliff in the background. The inscriptions are “VOYAGEURS,” “MINNESOTA,” “2018,” and […]

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Third 2018 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Coin Available for Pre-Order from APMEX

Voyageurs National Park 5oz Silver Coin to be Released by the United States Mint June 14 APMEX is excited to announce the latest release in the extremely successful America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ series. The 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Voyageurs National Park marks the third coin of 2018. As the U.S. Mint’s 50 […]

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Sales open for five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on April 13

Washington — The United States Mint will release the second America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin of the year on April 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin (product code 18AK) honors Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Available from U.S. Mint April 9

The United States Mintwill offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin starting on April 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The quarter’s reverse design depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. The inscriptions are “APOSTLE ISLANDS,” […]

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Modern US Coins – New Bill Puts Notable Women on Quarter Reverses

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On March 15, U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA13) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced H.R. 5308 – the Women’s History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act – to Congress. The bill celebrates the 100th anniversary of the amendment that guarantees a woman’s right to vote by requiring the […]

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First 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin goes on sale on February 5

41st quarter captures the natural beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan starting on February 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This is the first of five quarters that will be released this year and the 41st release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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Newest ATB Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Bullion Coin from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce the latest release in the extremely successful America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ series is now available for pre-order. The 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI, marks the first release of 2018 and 41st overall in […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Proof Set to go on sale January 23 at noon

The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (18AP) is to go on sale January 23 at noon on the Mint’s website. There is no mintage, product, or household order limit for the set at present

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George Rogers Clark National Park 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Dec. 5

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (product code 17AN) on December 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins replicate the designs featured on the United States Mint […]

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U.S. Mint Releases George Rogers Clark National Park Quarters Products Nov. 13

United States Mint products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will be available for purchase starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville with the inscriptions “GEORGE ROGERS […]

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APMEX Introduces Latest Silver Coin in America the Beautiful Series

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce the latest release in the extremely successful America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ series. The 2017 5 oz Silver ATB George Rogers Clark, IN, marks the final coin of 2017 and the 40th overall in the series. As the 50 […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Ellis Island starting on August 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of Jack […]

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United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of Jack […]

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter Products Avail. from U.S. Mint June 5

The United States Mint will accept orders for products with the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri starting on June 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat […]

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Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AE) on April 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, DC in the background. Inscriptions […]

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2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AE) on April 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, DC in the background. Inscriptions […]

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U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia starting on April 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home […]

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U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia starting on April 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home […]

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2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Goes on Sale Feb. 16

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 17AQ) on February 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five quarters in this set–all struck in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint at San Francisco–have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick […]

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For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how that […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on January 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island […]

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Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different today than, say, in the mid-1990s. As recently as 1998, the array of current-production circulating coins included the Lincoln Memorial cent, the Jefferson nickel with traditional side-profile obverse bust, […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New […]

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United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely publicized, most popular issues in the 50 States Quarters series. The New York quarter was released on January 2, 2001 and became the first 50 States Quarters issue for that […]

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2016 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Avail. March 7

Sales will open for the 2016 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 16AQ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes five quarters–all struck in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint at San Francisco–with reverse designs honoring Shawnee National Forest (Illinois), Cumberland Gap National […]

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