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