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Although the 50 state quarters program ended in 2008, the United States was not done honoring the geographical regions of our nation.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint issued 6 more commemorative quarters as part of the DC and U.S. Territories quarters program.
See what each of the Territory quarters looks like, listed in the order that each was released:
(Click for details about each)
- District of Columbia quarter
- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico quarter
- Guam quarter
- American Samoa quarter
- The U.S. Virgin Islands quarter
- The Northern Mariana Islands quarter
About The U.S. Territory Quarters
The push to commemorate the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States territories was arduous.
It literally took years, but the bill calling for the minting of quarters honoring the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories finally passed both the House and Senate and was signed by President George W. Bush on December 26, 2007.
Likewise, the design and selection of the Territorial quarters also took some time.
The 6 Territory quarters were released one at a time in 2009 — with a new quarter issued once every 8 to 9 weeks.
NOTE: These 6 quarters are NOT part of the 50 States Quarters program. While the 6 quarters have the same basic format as the 50 state quarters issues, there is officially no connection between the 2 programs.
U.S. Territory Quarter Values
Worn specimens of the U.S. Territory quarters are worth only face value — or 25 cents.
Proof examples mirror prices for most of the 50 State Quarters proof coins — which is roughly $4 to $6 per coin in copper-nickel, and about $7 to $9 each for silver proofs.
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