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Encyclopedia > United States Bicentennial Coinage
Quarter bicentennial reverse
Half dollar bicentennial reverse
Half dollar bicentennial reverse
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. The designs were chosen in an open contest announced by the U.S. Treasury in 1973. The reverse of the quarter bore a Colonial drummer, contributed by Jack L. Ahr. That of the half dollar coin bore an image of Independence Hall, Philadelphia submitted by Seth Huntington, and that of the dollar coin showed the Liberty Bell superimposed over an image of the Moon, submitted by Dennis R. Williams. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2503x2438, 1061 KB) The reverse side of the United States bicentennial quarter, showing a colonial drummer. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2503x2438, 1061 KB) The reverse side of the United States bicentennial quarter, showing a colonial drummer. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. ... The Half Dollar of the United States has been produced nearly every year since the inception of the United States Mint in 1793. ... Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in both gold and silver versions. ... Top row: Sacagawea Dollar, Lincoln Cent, and Roosevelt Dime. ... Mrs. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The belltower atop Independence Hall, formerly home to the Liberty Bell. ... The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ...


All of these coins bore the date "1776-1976" on the obverse (hence there were no quarters, half dollar or dollar coins minted with the date 1975). In 1977, the original reverse designs and normal dates returned. This article is about the year 1776. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


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State Quarter Designs will be selected and approved by the process established by Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin on January 9, 1998, in accordance with Public Law 105-124.
States will be honored with a reverse quarter design in the order in which such States ratified the Constitution of the United States or were admitted into the Union.
The United States Mint is working closely with educational organizations to develop educational materials and an interactive Web site that will enable educators to bring to their classrooms the rich history of the Mint and how the 50 State Quarters™; Program honors America's union.
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