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2008 State Quarters Silver Proof Sales Figures

With the 2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set released Monday, the United States Mint stopped selling the 2008 State Quarters Silver...

50 State Quarters® Program Concludes as the Most Successful Coin Initiative in U.S. History

Program Nets Nearly $3 Billion from Increased Quarter Demand over Decade

United States Mint State QuarterWASHINGTON - The United States Mint is wrapping up the 50 State Quarters® Program, the national phenomenon that sent Americans searching through their change for the latest quarter to add to their collections.  It is estimated that 147 million Americans have been collecting the coins in the 10-year 50 State Quarters Program, which has honored each state in the order it ratified the U.S. Constitution or was admitted into the Union.  The program, authorized by Congress, kicked off in early 1999 with the introduction of the Delaware quarter and concludes at the end of 2008 with the Hawaii commemorative quarter-dollar coin. 

 

"This groundbreaking initiative has been the most successful coin program in the Nation's history," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy, who participated in the launch ceremony for the Hawaii quarter on November 10, 2008.  "The 50 State Quarters Program has educated a generation of Americans about the history and geography of the States.  It has also generated tremendous state pride and encouraged citizens to consider which images should symbolize the region where they live."

 

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Alaska Quarter Release Celebrated at Fair, Governor Palin Misses Event

Governor Sarah Palin's office announced as late as last night that she would be spending today at the Alaska State Fair to introduce the...

U.S. Mint Ends an Active August with Multiple Coin Offerings

The United States Mint pulled out all the stops in the final week of August with the launch of several new coin products and...

Alaska State Quarters in Bags and Rolls

The newest state quarters honor Alaska with bags and rolls of the coins available Monday from the United States Mint. Collectors can order 100- and...

Alaska State Quarter to Roll Out at State Fair, Public Coin Forum

The ceremonial launch of the commemorative Alaska state quarter will occur at the Alaska State Fair, the United States Mint announced Thursday. The Alaska...

Arizona State Quarters Roll into Circulation with State Quarter Ceremony

Arizona state quarter coin (uncirculated)Arizona quarters were launched into circulation yesterday with the United States Mint release ceremony on the lawn of the state Capital in Phoenix.

The ceremony was full of local excitement with a Mariachi band playing, free mint ice-cream drumsticks and free Arizona quarters for everyone 18 and under. Earlier, United States Mint Director Ed Moy commented,

 

"Children make up a good portion of the 147 million Americans plugging the coins into their commemorative folios or folders. This has educated a whole generation of Americans in geography and history."

 

The Arizona state quarter is strikingly attractive with its Grand Canyon and saguaro cactus design theme. Over 4,200 quarter design suggestions from across the state were sent to the 24-member Arizona State Quarter Commission appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano.

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Arizona State Quarters in Bags and Rolls Available June 2

A few days ago the U.S. Mint announced the release ceremony for the Arizona state quarter. On the same day of the ceremony, June...

Arizona Quarter Set for Release: Ceremony, Coin Collectors Forum, Quarter Design

Arizona, the Grand Canyon state, will launch their grand quarter into circulation starting with an official release ceremony on June 2, 2008. The public...

New Mexico Quarter Debuts, Now in Circulation

The New Mexico state quarter entered circulation yesterday and it was kicked off with its ceremonial launch held at the state's capitol...

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