Monday, May 25, 2009

2009 is Finally Here

Do you have a quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

145 days into the year and I finally get a 2009 coin. Friends and family members who just collect state and territorial quarters have found every current design including the D.C. quarter. I on the other hand haven't seen anything new since Alaska, Hawaii escapes me.

Unlike most I was in favor of adding the U.S. territories to the state quarter program but the addition of National parks for the next 11 years is just ridiculous. In 2004 Daniel Carr made the following design which I think is better than the one that is currently used. His other design were good enough to made for New York and Rhode Island.

Compare it now to the design chosen by a Puerto Rican Commission.

Nice enough but no coquí.

On the circulating coin "Isle of Enchantment" is written in Spanish "Isla del Encanto" above the Puerto Rican hibiscus, Puerto Rico's state flower. The building is the Sentry Box at San Cristobal Fort, El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

All people from Puerto Rico have been U.S. citizens since 1917 and the island became a territory in 1952. By 1998 America asked for an indefinite extension before allowing Puerto Rico to become independent or a new state.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-Puerto Rico / United States
Year: 2009P
Mintage: 53,200,000 (Estimated)
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

I would add that the mintage is about 1/8th the normal mintage and other coins this year follow a similar low production.

Do you have a special quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

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James UK said...

Still not seen any of our new commerative coins in my change, but picked up another Sufragette 50p the other day.

Man said...

The Sufragette 50p is nice design the story is told perfectly with that design, GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, 1903, a fence, etc.
Looking at some of these U.S. quarters you can't see a story just random landmarks.

Kelly said...

I just found a new penny (with a log cabin on the back) the other day. I suppose the further into the year we get, the more we will see the newer coins.

Man said...

That is great I wait patiently to find one.

Kelly said...

Oddly enough, it was in the reject tray at a coinmaster machine :) My mom swears it feels lighter, and that might be the reason that it didn't get accepted by the machine. Not sure, though.

Man said...

swears it feels lighter, and that might be the reason that it didn't get accepted by the machine.

Fascinating I must weigh it as soon as I find one.

Anonymous said...

Where I can buy the 2004 quarter?

Man said...

Where I can buy the 2004 quarter?

The cheapest place is from eBay.
Any other place is not worth it for a common quarter.
Maybe try a forum they are very cheap there.