U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter
Christopher Columbus first saw the Virgin Islands in 1493. Although he claimed all of them in the name of Spain, it was Denmark who ruled St. Thomas, St. John, and later St. Croix for about two centuries. Denmark sold them to the United States in 1917.
The trees, flowers, and bird on the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter remind us of the beauty of the tropical islands that make up this territory. Let's take a closer look at these delights!
Be sure to check out the other information about this quarter's design on the 2009 Quarters page.