2009-P American 25-Cent State Quarter Series: Puerto Rico Territory Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Item: #2009PSTATEPUERTORICO25US    |    Mfr: United States Mint    |   #2009PSTATEPUERTORICO25US

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2009-P American 25-Cent State Quarter Series: Puerto Rico Territory Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Face Value: 25 cents
Mintage: N/A
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Weight (g): 5.67
Diameter (mm): 24.26
Finish: BU

Launched in 1999, the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program was a 10-year initiative that honored each of the nation’s states in the order that they ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union. Each quarter was produced for about 10 weeks and will never be produced again. State designs are displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse design displays the familiar image of George Washington.

Following the conclusion of the 50 State Quarters Program, a second one year follow up series was authorized known as The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program. This separate program featured six additional quarters with designs representing the six U.S. jurisdictions which are not classified as states.

The Puerto Rico Quarter was released on March 30, 2009. This marked the second release of the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarter Program. The mintages for the Puerto Rico Quarter declined from the levels of the previous quarter release. The reduced production came amidst a slow down in the economy and a backwash of old coinage reentering the system.


Obverse design:
John Flanagan's portrait of George Washington (modified by William Cousins) is featured on the obverse. Also seen are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "QUARTER DOLLAR," "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the mintmark.

Reverse design:
The reverse design features a view of the sea from a sentry box in Old San Juan. Pictured at right is the hibiscus. The inscriptions read “Puerto Rico,” “Isla del Encanto” (translated: Isle of Enchantment), “E Pluribus Unum,” and the date. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

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