Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Puerto Ricans on a Quarter?

Yesterday, the Puerto Rico Quarter was released. This marked the second release of the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarter Program. This program is a follow up to the popular 50 State Quarters Program.

To be honest, I think this is the first time a piece of currency is dedicated towards the Latino culture. Am I right or wrong? Anyways, this is very exciting...hopefully my mom gets this coin because she started has the entire set.

Random coin specifications:
  • Mintage:53,000,000 Philadelphia, 86,000,000 Denver
  • Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Joseph Menna (reverse)
  • Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
  • Diameter: 24.26 mm
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Thickness: 1.75 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
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