Several years ago the US Mint said they were going to make a series of quarters to commemorate the States. Each state would have a quarter. In my opinion this greatly invigorated the numismatism industry, if for no other reason that between my mom, my mother-in-law, and myself we bought about 10 collection books.
Last year the last one came out. It was great, I have a whole book full of quarters, $12.50 worth.
Then I saw the D.C. quarter. ?!?! Then the Puerto Rico quarter. Then yesterday the Guam quarter. My book has no place for these quarters! I don’t know what I’m going to do, I just sit and think all day about it.
I went to the quarter page today and looked, and apparently this is the whole list of territories they’re going to do:
- District of Columbia
- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- The U.S. Virgin Islands
- The Northern Mariana Islands
Additionally, they’ve decided to make a quarter for one national park in each of the US jurisdictions (states and territories) starting in 2010. So every 10 weeks there’ll be a new quarter.
Tack on the new nickels from a few years ago, and the new pennies coming out this year, we have a wildly varied set of coinage.
Will the madness never end? Sir Isaac, where are you when we need you?
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