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Coin Of the Month

Plinky's Coin of the Month
July 1999

Before the 50 State Quarters® Program, when was the last time a design other than the eagle appeared on the back of the quarter?

From 1975–76.  For those two years, the United States Mint produced the Bicentennial Quarter.

The quarter's reverse has a colonial drummer and a victory torch circled by 13 stars, one star for each state in the Union when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Bet you can't tell a quarter minted in 1975 from one minted in 1976.  Why?  No one can—only Bicentennial Quarters were made, and all have the same dual dating (1776–1976).

Reverse of Bicentennial Quarter
The Bicentennial Quarter's reverse has a colonial drummer and a victory torch circled by 13 stars.

Obverse of Bicentennial Quarter
All Bicentennial Quarters have the same dual dating (1776-1976) on the obverse.



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