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New quarter sales approach 1 million

Buyers have grabbed 815,680 of the new El Yunque National Forest “S” mint clad quarters in the first 11 days that they have been available. Continue reading

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1840-O first U.S. branch mint quarter

The 1840-O Seated Liberty quarter is not just the first quarter produced at the recently opened New Orleans facility. It was also the first quarter of the United States ever to be produced outside of the main facility in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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‘S’ Mintmark back on quarters

The long-absent San Francisco Mint “S” mintmark will appear once again on standard circulation quality quarters. Five circulation-quality 2012-S America the Beautiful quarters will be sold by the U.S. Mint beginning June 21, according to U.S. Mint Director of Public Affairs Tom Jurkowsky. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Quarters do not look uncirculated

I am now retired and have been a collector for over 50 years. I worked in casinos the past 20 years and I have lived in New Mexico for the past 13 years. I also started to buy online in 2000. Continue reading

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One 2012 quarter down, four to go

Just two months into 2012 and the U.S. Mint has already finished striking the El Yunque National Forest quarters and the Chester A. Arthur Presidential dollars. Denver cranked out 25 million of the first of five America the Beautiful quarter designs to be struck in 2012 while Philadelphia minted 25.8 million of the coins for a total of 50.8 million quarters with that design. Continue reading

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Quarter gets more silver in 1873

Every so often you get a pleasant surprise. It may not be on the order of winning the lottery, but every little bit helps and that is how Americans might have seen the situation back in 1873. Back then many were quite aware of silver and gold and when the weight of the quarter was raised from 6.22 grams to 6.25 grams that meant every quarter contained a small additional amount of silver. It was not the sort of thing that caused anyone to go out and buy a new horse or offer to pay for a round of drinks at the local saloon, but it was still something. Continue reading

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