The D.C. and U.S. Territory quarters were minted in the year 2009. The standard quarters are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Clad proof quarters and silver proof quarters were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
These quarters were minted in order to commemorative the history of Washington D.C. and the U.S. territories. These coins were first released in 2009 after the 50 state quarters program ended.
Different series are available. D.C. and U.S. Territory quarters were minted out of three different mints- Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The quarters with the P mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Quarters with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Lastly proof quarters with the S mint mark were minted out of San Francisco. The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin under the "IN GOD WE TRUST" motto.
The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of George Washington. John Flanagan was the original designer and Mint sculptor William Cousins made modifications. These coins have the same obverse design as the state quarters and the America the Beautiful quarters.
The reverse side of each coin features a design related to either Washington D.C. or a U.S. territory. Multiple designers were used to create these designs.
The clad quarters and the silver quarters have different values.
Most clad quarters in circulated condition will only be worth their face value of $0.25. Clad quarters in uncirculated condition can sell for a premium. Clad proof quarters will sell for higher prices.
Any silver proof quarter is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for each coin is $4.19 as of May 30, 2023. This scrap value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.16 per ounce.
Ultimately, the value of any quarter will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual coin.
- 2009 District of Columbia Quarter
- 2009 American Samoa Quarter
- 2009 Guam Quarter
- 2009 Northern Mariana Islands Quarter
- 2009 Puerto Rico Quarter
- 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter
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