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04 Jul 2022

Modern Quarters Of The World Pt. 2

| Eriknation

Hi, Guys this is Eric The Coin Kid back with another blog and today is going to be about the modern quarters part 2. I’ll be talking more about the national park quarters, Washington Crossing the Delaware quarter , and also the new American Women Quarters.

Now in the last blog I talked about what designs were on the National Park Quarters, I’ll get a little more in depth about them today. The National Park quarters were released in 2010 and were put to an end in 2021. The Idea was first brought up in 2008 by a representative of the U.S. named Michael Castle. It was March 24th of 2010 and on that day the U.S. officially announced the first National Park Quarter, the Hot Springs National Park quarter. On April 19th they started to be minted. After nearly 2 years they started to be minted at many mints including the Denver mint, Philadelphia mint, and the San Francisco Mint! When the Hot Springs National Park quarter hit circulation they were an instant success and many people loved the designs of the coins. The quarters also helped National Park gain more tourism. The Coins were made up of a Copper Nickel alloy. The Proof versions of the coins were also made up of a copper-nickel alloy but silver proofs could be purchased and were made out of 90 percent silver! In total just the Denver and Philadelphia mint produced a combined total of 13,194,567,200 quarters! Thats a lot of quarters. About 3090 quarters can fit in a 2.5 liter bottle. The average house is 2,300 sq. feet. (The measurements don't exactly work out since liters are cubicle) So about 26 million quarters can fit in an average house. That means the total national park quarters from Philadelphia and Denver could fit in 500 2300 sq feet houses!

Next I will be talking about the 1 time Washington Crossing The Delaware quarter design. The design showed Washington leading his 2400 troops to surprise the british soldiers. The coin is a symbol of bravery. In 2021 about 2.1 billion of these coins were minted. The obverse of the coins also got a new design. The new obverse was designed by Benjamin Sowards. The alloy was still a copper nickel one. But the series ended shortly when the American Women quarter series was made.

The American Women quarter series started in 2022 and honored the women who achieved things more than the average human. The women on the quarter also made the world a better place. From 2022 to 2025 the following women would be honored: Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong. The following women were all from different backgrounds but they had one thing in common: they used their heart to make the world a better place.

Thank you for reading my blog today. I really enjoyed writing this one. This blog is probably my best one I’ve written. Have a great summer and keep collecting!

-Eric


Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

All of the quarter programs had a great purpose.

AC coin$

Level 6

I hold a beautiful collection of ATB quarters. Now I am into putting up together the earlier state by state commemorative issued around 1999-2000 perhaps earlier. They are fascinating and most of them engraved with beautiful scenic depictions and other motifs. Thanks for your blog.

Mike

Level 7

Good blog lots of information bibliography can help if we want to look up more. Thanks!

RSchwa57

Level 3

Very nicely done.

Rebelfire76

Level 4

The series of quarters starting with the 50 states, to National parks, and now American Women are definitely collectible. Surprisingly that are a vast amount of people who have no idea the quarter changes multiple times every year. It’s ok though, I treat it like Pokémon, got to catch (collect) then all. Lol. Appreciate the time, research, and information in the blog. Keep at it.

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! Lots of information. Thanks for your research! ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

Very good blog (but) it needs a bibliography of where you got your info. Otherwise well done. Thanks.

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