|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|In personal collections||10|
|General Description||Released 26 January 2009
Following on the heels of the long-running and highly popular 50 State Quarters® series that began in 1999, the United States Mint in 2009 kicked off the DC & US Territories Quarters Program.
The District of Columbia was founded on July 16th, 1790.
|Obv. Description||The six coins bear George Washington's portrait on their obverse (heads side), just like the 50 State Quarters.|
|Rev. Description||Sculpted by Don Everhart, the DC Quarter shows native son Duke Ellington, seated at a grand piano. Duke was a well-known musician and composer. Below Ellington are the words JUSTICE FOR ALL, which is DC's official motto.|
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Denver (D)|
|Designer||John Flanagan & William Cousins / Don Everhart & Joel Iskowitz|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|