US Silver Quarter
One among the most sought-after coins by collectors today is a US quarter. When the United States government established the first denominations in 1792, did you know that?
There were four more years before our nation’s first formal quarters were established, but from its debut in 1796 through 1807, the Draped Bust design was widely used. Liberty was depicted in flowing hair on obverse, while an eagle was shown on the reverse. This change occurred in 1804, when an even smaller eagle was replaced by the Heraldic Eagle.
History of Quarters
First U.S. Mint quarter was silver. Liberty appeared on the obverse as well as an eagle on reverse. Hermon A. MacNeil created the 1916-1930 “Standing Liberty” quarter. This quarter was designed in the early 20th century, along with other iconic coins. On the obverse, Liberty steps through a wall. She carried a shield and olive branch. The back showed a flying eagle.
John Flanagan substituted Liberty on the quarter with George Washington in 1932. Washington’s 200th birthday inspired the design update. From 1932 – 1998, its reverse showed an eagle with outstretched wings on arrows and olive branches. 1965: The Mint withdrew silver from the quarter, making it copper-nickel clad.
In 1975 to 1976, the US Mint celebrated this bicentennial of Declaration of Independence. The “Bicentennial” quarter depicts a colonial drummer as well as a victory torch surrounded by 13 stars. All 1975 and 1976 quarters have “1776-1976” engraved. The fifty States Quarters Program altered the reversal every year from 1999 to 2008. First Mint circulation currency program.
Variations of Quarters
Bust-quarter draped (1796-1807)
First official silver quarter series, engraved by Robert Scot. The 1796 coin depicted Liberty with flowing hair as well as a ribbon around her neck. The reverse has an eagle in a wreath; manufacturing lasted one year. Draped Bust Quarter manufacturing resumed in 1804. The reverse now has a heraldic eagle with arrows, an olive branch, and a shield. It lasted until 1807.
Capped Bust Quarter (1815-1838)
The Capped Bust quarter resembles the Draped Bust series. Liberty faces left rather than right and wears a cap emblazoned with “LIBERTY” The Draped Bust quarter is similar. On the reverse, an eagle clutches an olive branch, three arrows, and a shield.
Liberty Seated (1838-1891)
The Liberty Seated Quarter debuted in 1838 and lasted until 1891. The Liberty Seated Quarter’s design and composition changed over 53 years. First-issue coins portray Liberty seated on rock with a Phrygian hat. She also has her right hand on the union shield that says “LIBERTY” An eagle with olive branch with arrows is on the reverse. Its Capped Bust Quarter is similar.
Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
The Treasury Department gained approval from the government to develop new coin designs after the public became weary of the older ones. The Barber Quarter was designed by and released after Liberty Seated Quarter series in 1892. A laurel wreath is wrapped around Liberty’s cap, so we can only see her head and neck when she is facing right. A heraldic eagle extends its wings and feet, clutching the olive branch and arrows. It also displays an eagle bearing a scroll reading “E Pluribus Unum” with 13 stars above its head.
Standing Liberty Quarter (1916-1930)
Theodore Roosevelt wants the U.S. to create gorgeous coin designs. It was picturized by Hermon Atkins MacNeil. On the obverse, Liberty holds a shield symbolizing protection and an olive branch symbolizing peace. In 1917, Liberty’s bare torso was covered by chainmail on the coin.
Washington Quarter (1932-Present)
Washington Quarter replaced Standing Liberty Quarter in 1932. The Washington Quarter was intended to celebrate George Washington’s 200th birthday for one year. Its design was accepted and used until 2022 on the Women’s Quarter series.
50 Quarters (1999-2008)
To celebrate the 50 states, State Quarters program created distinctively designed quarters for each state in order as they entered the union or the constitution. This 10-year initiative inspired a new era of coin collectors, making it the most-collected U.S. coin series.
America the Beautiful Quarters (2010-2021)
America the Beautiful Quarters honor every national park and historic landmark in the U.S. These are the first five troy ounces of.999 silver commemorative quarters manufactured by the U.S. Mint.
What are U.S Quarters Coin Made of?
Earlier quarters were silver and copper (90 percent silver or 89.24 percent silver and 10 percent copper). Since 1965, circulating quarters have been manufactured with a copper-nickel alloy (75/25). The core is 99.5 percent copper.
Some quarters, like the five-ounce America the Beautiful silver quarter, were produced of.999 fine silver. These coins are produced for coin collectors keen in the silver bullion or collector’s versions, not for general circulation. Yearly Silver Proof sets includes .999 pure silver quarters with a Proof finish.
Where to Sell U.S Quarters
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