United States Coin/Quarter

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The quarter is 1/4th of a dollar or 25 cents.

It is also refered to as two bits because two bits of a divided Spanish silver piece ("pieces of eight") made up 1/4th of that coin.

The current coin is the Washington Quarter (showing George Washington), replacing the Standing Liberty Type, minted from 1916-1930. The present coin, designed by John Flannagan, has been issued since 1932.

It is Cupro-Nickel (8.33% Ni and the balance Cu), weighs 5.670 g, diameter 24.26 mm, width 1.75 mm with a reeded edge. It costs 4.29 cents to produce each coin. Before 1965, quarters contained 90% silver, 10% copper.

The quarter has been in use since 1796.

Approximately every 10 weeks, since 1999, a new state quarter has been released by the US Mint. Each quarter's reverse celebrates one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions, and symbols. The quarters are released in the same order that the states joined the union.

Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
1999 4,430,940,000
January 01, 1999 Delaware December 07, 1787 774,824,000
March 08, 1999 Pennsylvania December 12, 1787 707,332,000
May 17, 1999 New Jersey December 18, 1787 662,228,000
July 19, 1999 Georgia January 02, 1788 939,932,000
October 12, 1999 Connecticut January 09, 1788 1,346,624,000
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2000 6,470,932,000
January 03, 2000 Massachusetts February 06, 1788 1,163,784,000
March 13, 2000 Maryland April 28, 1788 1,234,732,000
May 22, 2000 South Carolina May 23, 1788 1,308,784,000
August 07, 2000 New Hampshire June 21, 1788 1,169,016,000
October 16, 2000 Virginia June 25, 1788 1,594,616,000
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2001 4,083,420,000
January 02, 2001 New York July 26, 1788 1,275,040,000
March 12, 2001 North Carolina November 21, 1789 1,055,476,000
May 21, 2001 Rhode Island May 29, 1790 870,100,000
August 06, 2001 Vermont March 04, 1791 882,804,000
  Kentucky June 01, 1792  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2002  
  Tennessee June 01, 1796  
  Ohio March 01, 1803  
  Louisiana April 30, 1812  
  Indiana December 11, 1816  
  Mississippi December 10, 1817  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2003  
  Illinois December 03, 1818  
  Alabama December 14, 1819  
  Maine March 15, 1820  
  Missouri August 10, 1821  
  Arkansas June 15, 1836  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2004  
  Michigan January 26, 1837  
  Florida March 03, 1845  
  Texas December 29, 1845  
  Iowa December 28, 1846  
  Wisconsin May 29, 1848  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2005  
  California September 09, 1850  
  Minnesota May 11, 1858  
  Oregon February 14, 1859  
  Kansas January 29, 1861  
  West Virginia June 20, 1863  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2006  
  Nevada October 31, 1864  
  Nebraska March 01, 1867  
  Colorado August 01, 1876  
  North Dakota November 02, 1889  
  South Dakota November 02, 1889  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2007  
  Montana November 08, 1889  
  Washington November 11, 1889  
  Idaho July 03, 1890  
  Wyoming July 10, 1890  
  Utah January 04, 1896  
Release Date State Statehood Date Mintage Numbers
2008  
  Oklahoma November 16, 1907  
  New Mexico January 06, 1912  
  Arizona February 14, 1912  
  Alaska January 03, 1959  
  Hawaii August 21, 1959  

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