|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|In personal collections||11|
|General Description||Released 30 March 2009
The 2009 quarters honor and feature reverse (tails side) designs emblematic of Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The islands known as Puerto Rico are located in the northeastern Caribbean and became a commonwealth in 1952. A vital military area for many years, several nations had control of the islands at one time or another.
|Obv. Description||The six coins bear George Washington's portrait on their obverse (heads side), just like the 50 State Quarters. This obverse was designed and sculpted by William Cousins, and was based on John Flanagan's original work for the first Washington quarters that were launched in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.|
|Rev. Description||Owing to this military history, the reverse of the Puerto Rico quarter depicts a sentry box in Old San Juan overlooking the sea with a hibiscus. Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment) is also inscribed on the reverse.|
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Denver (D)|
|Designer||Ob: John Flanagan & William Cousins Re: Joseph Menna|
*what it means?
|UNC $0.75 BU $5.00|