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2009 Puerto Rico Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint
2009 Puerto Rico Platinum Quarter - Philadelphia Mint

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2009
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Cupro Nickel Clad
Diameter: 24.26 mm

Product Code: 17688

The United States Territory Quarter Program

The 2009 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Quarter is the second 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. This time, there will be 6 Quarters for release annually. (the State Quarter Program only issued 4 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.

Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus discovered it in 1493. The capital, San Juan, was a key port and military post. Residents of Puerto Rico were awarded United States Citizenship in 1917. Puerto Ricans are subject to the U.S. Constitution, but cannot vote in Presidential Elections. (Although, they do vote in the primaries). The final design depicts a sentry box jutting out from the defensive wall surrounding San Juan on the obverse of the coin. On the reverse is a hibiscus flower, the official flower of Puerto Rico, and the Island's nickname, "Isla Del Encanto," - which means Island of Enchantment.

This is the Philadelphia Minted, Platinum Plated version of the quarter. Each uncirculated quarter is layered 7 times in pure platinum. Each coin is encapsulated to protect it's condition.

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