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Why Is Caesar Rodney Honored On the First US Statehood Quarter?

When the U.S. government passed a law establishing the U.S. Statehood Quarter series, the coins were issued in the order that the states ratified the U.S. Constitution or joined the Union.  Thus, Delaware was honored on the first coin in … Continue reading

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Isabella quarters not meant to circulate

Unsold Columbus half dollars were released into circulation What about the Isabella quarters? The Isabella quarters were sold to collectors and the public but were not released into circulation. Surviving examples showing wear were mishandled after their sale.   Whose … Continue reading

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Don’t take Washingtons for granted

The best coin I ever found in change was a well-worn 1932-D Washington quarter. This was in the late 1960s, when the old silver and new clad circulated side by side. Rims were slightly worn into the reverse lettering, but … Continue reading

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Clad quarters wake up very slowly

The year 1965 was a significant one for quarters as that was the year when silver was removed from the denomination’s composition. The clad series was born. Continue reading

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