2009-P American 25-Cent State Quarter Series: Virgin Islands Territory Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Item: #2009PSTATEVIRGINISLANDS25US    |    Mfr: United States Mint    |   #2009PSTATEVIRGINISLANDS25US

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2009-P American 25-Cent State Quarter Series: Virgin Islands 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 U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter was released on September 28, 2009. This represented the fifth release of the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarter Program, which featured six designs for the non-state jurisdictions of the United States.


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 of the Virgin Islands Quarter features a bird known as the Banana Quit pictured next to the Yellow Cedar flower. Behind the bird is a Tyre Palm, a tree native to the Virgin Islands. The background includes an outline of the three main islands. The inscriptions include “U.S. Virgin Islands,” “United in Pride and Hope,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the date. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

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