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2009 American Samoa Quarters - Government Wrapped - Philadelphia & Denver Mint
2009 American Samoa Quarters - Government Wrapped - Philadelphia & Denver Mint


 
Our Price: $59.95
Year: 2009
Mint(s): Philadelphia & Denver
Composition: Cupro Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm
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Product Code: 18029
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Description
 
The United States Territory Quarter Program

The American Samoa State Quarter is the 54th coin in this historic series; it is also the fourth State Quarter of 2009. On its reverse is the ava bowl, whisk, and staff in the foreground with a coconut on the shore in the background. These items represent the cultural values and customs of the people of America Samoa. The landscape is accompanied by the caption “Samoa Muamua le Atua,” which translates to “Samoa, let God be first.”

Starting with Washington D.C., the United States Mint introduced a new series of State Quarters – of the District of Columbia, and five recognized territories. Each of these coins, issued during 2009, has a portrait of George Washington, as all others, in addition to commemorating the history, geography, and traditions of the land it was made to represent.

In December 1997, America's most adventurous coin program became a reality when President Clinton signed legislation authorizing the U.S. Mint to issue the innovative 50 State Quarters collection. Starting in January 1999, each of the 50 states in the Union will be honored on a unique Quarter Dollar commemorative coin. Five states will be featured each year, based on the order in which they ratified the Constitution or became states. Due to the aggressive minting schedule, each State Quarter will be minted for only about 10 weeks. As a result, mintages of each quarter only are to be just a fraction of the "normal" quarters are. Regular issue coins will be minted at both the Philadelphia and the Denver Mints. The mint marks can be found to the right of George Washington's portrait on the obverse: the small "P" indicates the Philadelphia Mint and the small "D" refers to the Denver.



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