|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|In personal collections||7|
|General Description||Released 28 September 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 US Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean and contain the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas. The area was purchased from Denmark during World War I for $25 million to prevent Germany from seizing control.
|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||An image of the Virgin Islands official bird, the banana quit, along with the yellow cedar or yellow elder, the official flower; and a Tyre Palm Tree.
It was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Denver (D)|
|Designer||OB: William Cousins Re: Joseph Menna|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|