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2009 District of Columbia $25 Government Bag Philadelphia Mint Quarters - Uncirculated

2009 District of Columbia $25 Government Bag Philadelphia Mint Quarters – Uncirculated

Our Price: $67.95
Year: 2009
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 17422

The United States Territory Quarter Program

The 2009 District of Columbia Quarter is the first coin in the United States Territories Quarter Series. The series is an extension to the 50 State Quarter series that honored each of the 50 State between 1999-2008.

This series will include: District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands.

There will be 6 Quarters released this year.(The State Quarter Program only issued 5 quarters per year.) Each of the 6 quarters will be issued for only about 8-9 weeks, making their production limited. Like the State Quarters, each quarter will be minted from the Philadelphia and the Denver Mint. The obverse design showing George Washington remains unchanged, while the reverse design reflects the history and culture of the District of Columbia and the United States Territories.

The District of Columbia was first proposed in 1783 as the permanent residence of the nation's capital and the seat of the United States Government. The city, which originally occupied only a small portion of the District of Columbia, was named Washington as a tribute to President George Washington, hence given the name "Washington D.C."

The District of Columbia Quarter Design Advisory Committee chose native, Duke Ellington, to adorn the design, where he is standing next to a grand piano. Also featured on the coin is the District of Columbia's motto, "Justice for All".
These "Mini" bags are filled with uncirculated quarters in the amount of $25 (100 quarters) and sealed by the US Mint with a special label or tag. Like the special Government Roll Pairs, these "Mini" bags are collected based on the final Mintage figure that are produced during the 10 week period the US Mint issues the quarter and the popularity of the state and or design.

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. On the front, otherwise known as the obverse, the specific mintmarks can be found to the right of George Washington's portrait. The small "P" indicates the Philadelphia Mint and the small "D" refers to the Denver.

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