The current quarter features President George Washington. His portrait has been on the obverse side of the quarter for many years. Washington first appeared on the 25-cent coin in 1932 when the Washington quarter debuted.
George Washington was the 1st president of the United States. Born in 1732, he was one of the founding fathers of the United States. Washington served as president from 1789-1797. He is best known for leading America through the American Revolutionary War.
Before the Washington quarters there were other quarter series such as the Draped Bust quarter, Capped Bust quarter, Seated Liberty quarter, Barber quarter, and Standing Liberty quarter. These early coins feature Lady Liberty on the obverse side of the coins. The Lady Liberty image represents freedom.