The DC and U.S. Territories Quarter program released the 3rd quarter in the series on May 26, 2009.
This coin honors Guam.
Following are some little-known facts and values for the Guam quarter…
The Guam Quarter Design
The Guam quarter honors the North Pacific Ocean island which became a U.S. territory in 1950.
An outline of the island is the prominent feature on the Guam quarter. Also on the reverse (tails side) of the Guam quarter are a “Proa” (a fast sailing boat) and a Latte (a type of stone pillar used for supporting some of Guam’s wooden buildings). The reverse was designed by David Westwood.
The obverse (heads side) was originally designed by John Flanagan in 1932 but modified significantly in 1999 by William Cousins. The redesigned obverse design was used for the duration of the 50 State Quarter program and remains unchanged for the DC and US Territories Quarter program.
Guam Quarter Values & Errors
Unless any special errors arise, the Guam quarter is and will remain a common coin.
There have been no major reports of any Guam quarter errors.
However, while in circulation, there are plenty of chances for a keen eye to discover a significant error. For example, Guam quarters with die cracks and filled dies could turn up — resulting in “error” coins worth more than usual values.
Circulated examples of the Guam quarter are worth face value. Therefore, if you find a Guam quarter in your pocket change, it will be worth only 25 cents.
Uncirculated examples of such coins tend to sell for a markup of approximately 3 to 5 times face value, depending on demand.
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