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The 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program

Program Background

  • The 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program is a one-year initiative to honor the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories
  • Under this program, the reverse design of the quarter-dollar will change six times in 2009.
  • The coins will be issued in equal sequential intervals for that one year.
  • The quarters will be released in the following order:
    • The District of Columbia
    • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    • Guam
    • American Samoa
    • The United States Virgin Islands
    • The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • This program immediately follows the 50 State Quarters® Program, which ended in 2008.
  • The 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters are legal tender coinage, issued by the United States Mint, and are available in circulation.

Design

  • The 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program designs are displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse (heads) of the quarters will continue to bear the familiar image of George Washington.
  • The designs were developed through a consultative process involving the chief executive of the District of Columbia and each territory, and the Commission of Fine Arts, and were selected after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
  • The Secretary of the Treasury selected all final designs.

Coin Specifications

  • Standard Weight = 5.670g
  • Standard Diameter = 0.955 in (24.26mm)
  • Thickness = 1.75 mm
  • Edge = Reeded
  • Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)

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