Flying Eagle Cents

Indian Head Cents

Lincoln Cents

Liberty Head Nickels

Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickels

Jefferson Nickels

Barber Dimes

Winged Liberty Dimes

Roosevelt Dimes

Barber Quarter Dollar

Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar

Washington Quarter Dollars
    Original Series: 1932-1999

Washington Quarter Dollars
    50-States Comm Series: 1999-2008

Washington Quarter Dollars
    DC & Territories: 2009

Washington Quarter Dollars
    America the Beautiful: 2010-ongoing

Barber Half Dollars

Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Franklin Half Dollars

Kennedy Half Dollars

Morgan Dollars

Peace Dollars

Eisenhower Dollars

Susan B. Anthony Dollars

Sacagawea Dollars

Presidential Dollars

George Washington Quarter Dollar: 1932-1998


A new quarter dollar was issued in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.  It was intended to be a one-year commemorative issue, but it proved so popular it remained as our every day 25-cent coin for 67 years.  A new Washington Quarter was introduced in 1999.
  • Designer: John Flanagan
  • Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper // Diameter: .95 inch (24.3 mm); reeded edge // Weight: 6.25 grams
  • Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
  • Mint marks: D or S on reverse, centered below the wreath




  • Composition: 1964 marked the last year when dimes and quarters meant for circulation contained any silver. Starting in 1965, a new, 3-layer 'clad' material was used for dime and quarter production.
    • The outer layer material on which the obverse and reverse images are struck is an alloy of .750 copper and .250 nickel
    • The inner layer, or 'core', is pure copper
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Mint marks:
    • 1965 to 1967: no mint marks
    • 1968 to 1979: D or S on obverse, at right of hair ribbon
    • 1980 to date: P, D, or S on obverse, at right of hair ribbon

US Bicentennial

For 1976, the quarter was issued with a colonial Drummer Boy design. This design was issued for only one year to commemorate the US bicentennial of 1776-1996.   (I really liked this coin when it was issued, and I still like it today.)
  • Designers: John Flanagan (Obverse) and Jack L. Ahr (Reverse)
    There were two different compositions and weights of this year quarter dollar.
  • There was a 3-layer Cupro/Nickel clad version meant for circulation which used the same metals and had the same weight as as the coins from 1965 on.
  • There was also a 3-layer Silver clad version issued only in mint sets and proof sets.

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