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Encyclopedia > Quarter (U.S. coin)
Quarter Dollar (United States)
Value: 0.25 U.S. dollars
Mass: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: 119 reeds
Composition: 91.66% Cu
8.33% Ni
Years of Minting: 1999–2008
Catalog Number: -
Obverse
Obverse
Design: George Washington
Designer: John Flanagan (1932 version) / William Cousins (modification to Flanagan's design)
Design Date: 1999
Reverse
Reverse
Design: Eagle
Designer: John Flanagan
Design Date: 1932


The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. It is also referred to as two bits because two bits of a divided Spanish silver piece (pieces of eight) made up 1/4th of that coin. The quarter has been produced since 1796. This article is about general United States currency. ... The gram or gramme, symbol g, is a unit of mass. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (827x814, 131 KB) Summary An uncirculated version of the State Quarters obverse. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ... John Flanagan was the designer of the US quarter dollar coin. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Download high resolution version (706x688, 98 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Genera Several, see below. ... John Flanagan was the designer of the US quarter dollar coin. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... A two cent euro coin A US penny In currency, the cent is a monetary unit that equals th of the basic unit of value. ... The Spanish dollar or peso (literally, heavy, or pound) is a silver coin which was minted in Spain after a Spanish currency reform in 1497. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ...

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List of designs

  • Silver quarters
    • Draped Bust, Small Eagle 1796
    • Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle 1804–1807
    • Capped Bust (Large) 1815–1828
    • Capped Bust (Small) 1831–1838
    • Seated Liberty (various subtypes) 1838–1891
    • Barber 1892–1916
    • Standing Liberty (Type 1) 1916–1917
    • Standing Liberty (Type 2) 1917–1930
    • Washington 1932–1964
  • Copper-nickel quarters
    • Washington 1965–1974, 1977–1998
    • Washington Bicentennial 1975–1976 (all were dated 1776-1976)
    • Washington statehood 1999–present

The Seated Liberty designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. ... The Standing Liberty Quarter was issued from 1916-1930 by the United Sates Mint. ... Quarter bicentennial reverse Half dollar bicentennial reverse Dollar bicentennial reverse All quarter, half dollar and dollar coins produced by the United States Mint during the years 1975 and 1976 bore special designs on their reverse, commemorating the 200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of the United States. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ...

Current design

The current clad version 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. Owing to the introduction of the clad quarter in 1965, it is occasionally called a "Johnson Sandwich," after Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. President at the time. It costs 4.29 cents to produce each coin. Before 1965, quarters contained 90% silver, 10% copper, although very early quarters through 1828 were slightly larger and thinner. Cladding is the bonding together of dissimilar metals. ... Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and stengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ...


The current regular issue coin is the Washington quarter (showing George Washington) on the obverse, and an eagle on the reverse. The Washington quarter was designed by John Flanagan. It was initially issued as a circulating commemorative, but was made a regular issue coin in 1934. A term that distinguishes coins created for commerce from commemorative coins. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ... John Flanagan was the designer of the US quarter dollar coin. ...


The regular Washington quarter's production is temporarily suspended during the State Quarters program. In 1999, the Statehood Quarter program of circulating commemorative quarters began; these have a modified Washington obverse and a different reverse for each state. The standard Washington quarter is scheduled for return in 2009, unless the U.S. Congress acts to extend the Statehood Quarter program or changes the design. Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...


See also

Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Quarter bicentennial reverse Half dollar bicentennial reverse Dollar bicentennial reverse All quarter, half dollar and dollar coins produced by the United States Mint during the years 1975 and 1976 bore special designs on their reverse, commemorating the 200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of the United States. ...

External links

  • Official specifications
  • http://www.acoin.com/regularissue/regular25c.htm


United States currency and coinage
Topics: Federal Reserve Note | United States Note | United States coinage | United States dollar
Currency: $1 | $2 | $5 | $10 | $20 | $50 | $100 | Larger denominations
Coinage: Cent | Nickel | Dime | Quarter | Half Dollar | Dollar

 
 

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