District of Columbia

The United States Mint on Tuesday, May 19, will issue the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program Map for $12.95, plus shipping and handling. Designed as a teaching aid to identify the locations for each commemorative coin, the program map also includes coin holders for each of the six 2009 quarters.   […]

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District of Columbia Official First Day Coin Covers are now available at the United States Mint for the price of $14.95, plus $4.95 for standard shipping and handling. This year the production run is limited to 25,000, which is down from the 35,000 issued in prior years. The cover includes two DC quarters with a […]

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Coin collectors were expecting the District of Columbia Official First Day Coin Cover to go on sale Tuesday, at noon ET, based on a US Mint press announcement on April 3. However, the cover is not yet available and the news release was pulled from the Mint Pressroom early Tuesday afternoon. The latest information from […]

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2009 DC & US Territories Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint will offer the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Mint Set at noon ET on Monday, March 23. The six-coin set has a price tag of $29.95, plus shipping and handling.

Traditional annual coin sets are always very popular with collectors, but unlike the standard 2009 Quarters Proof Set, which launched on Jan. 5 and is priced at $14.95, the six quarter-dollars in the silver set are struck in 90 percent silver.

The set includes the honoring coin reverse designs:

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The United States Mint is now offering 2009 District of Columbia Quarters in two-roll sets and coin bags. The DC quarter is the first of six coins to be released in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the […]

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United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof SetThe United States Mint will begin selling 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Sets for $14.95 each on Monday, January 5, at noon (ET).

The set includes the six proof 2009 quarters with reverse designs honoring the District of Columbia (D.C.), the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Demand for this annual set is typically strong. According to the latest sales figures, the US Mint sold 672,004 of the 2008-dated version. Current eBay auctions have prices listed that are nearly double that of what the Mint charged.

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District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Thursday the winning Washington, D.C. quarter design featuring historical jazz legend, Duke Ellington. The Mayor officially communicated the selection to United States Mint Director Edmund Moy.

Washington DC Quarter Designs and winner

On May 23, D.C. residents were given three quarter design concepts and asked to vote for their favorite. Public voting ended Wednesday, June 18. Over the four week voting period, 6,089 District residents cast online, mail or telephone votes. The voting was close across each, but the winning quarter design of Ellington won by 3 percentage points.

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Artist renderings of three District of Columbia commemorative quarter designs have been prepared by the United States Mint and sent back to D.C. for review. Now the public is being asked to vote for their favorite and help select the final quarter theme.

Washington DC Quarter Designs

The winning design will be recommended to the U.S. Mint, and issued next year as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.

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A blazing fast turnaround is not what you expect from the government, but that is exactly what the District of Columbia received. D.C. city officials forwarded three commemorative quarter design proposals on Monday and on Wednesday, less than two full days later, the U.S. Mint promptly rejected them.

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2009 will see six new quarter-dollar coins in the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program. Development of the coin designs are already in motion. And with that, it would appear to some that the District of Columbia would like to rock the boat or at least shake it a little. […]

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