Sunday, April 05, 2015

2009-D Northern Mariana Islands Quarter

The Northern Mariana Islands are a commonwealth of the United States. They were honored with the last of the Territorial quarters back in 2009. Their six thousand year history is typical of remote island that encounters the western world.

On the quarter is the limestone latte used as the foundation for native housing. There is a canoe used by Carolinians, which were a group of local transported to the island after the natives died off. Flora and fauna include two white fairy terns and a Carolinian head lei with native plants.

The history of Northern Mariana Islands started with Asians making what is thought to be the longest canoe journey to an uninhabited island. Then 5,000 years later Spaniards landed claimed the island and sneezed. Most natives died and the Spaniards transported nearby Caroline Islands native to repopulate. After being turned over to Germany and taken by the Japanese eventually the U.S. occupied and made them a commonwealth.

Type/Country: 25 Cents-Northern Mariana Islands / United States
Year: 2009 D
Mintage: 37,600,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

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