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Title: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on August 30, 2019, 09:45:17 PM
If there are any US coins that I can post, just let me know.  Happy to post.  We've been working this for years so we do have quite a collection:-)  Many international coins just from our travels.  Happy to send or trade.  I don't mind mostly sending :-)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: idiotghost on August 30, 2019, 10:07:37 PM
Hi Greg

It would be great if you could post these 3 quarter collections:
1) 50 State quarters: 50 State quarters - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_State_quarters)

2) District of Columbia and United States Territories quarters: District of Columbia and United States Territories quarters - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_and_United_States_Territories_quarters)

3) America the Beautiful quarters: America the Beautiful quarters - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful_quarters)

I was in California & Hawaii for 4 weeks in May-June 2019 for a vacation & I tried to pick up over 50+ different quarters from the 106+ published in this series. I have been collecting over 32 years now & honestly USA coins were the most boring, bland & uninteresting coins that I had all these years. If anybody would offer me American coins, I used to avoid them like a plague, coz of almost the same 4 types of coins that I would get in India over & over again! But with this visit, I got extremely interested in collecting the full series. I picked up 4 odd half Dollar coins from Kauai Lava tube cashier & a dozen odd (4 types) Dollar coins while coming back from Las Vegas. I'm back in India & its literally impossible to complete the Quarters set from here. But would love to see your collection on WOC forum in modern classics. I see your old coins post of USA regularly.

Thanks
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on August 31, 2019, 07:06:01 PM
I can but it might take some time :-)  New York and Pennsylvania for starters.  US mint started these State coins in 1999 and finished in 2009.  Some very amazing art work in my opinion.
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on August 31, 2019, 07:15:06 PM
Connecticut...very nice coin.  New Jersey added.
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on August 31, 2019, 09:50:08 PM
I will contribute to this project.

Year 2000
Virginia
New Hampshire
South Carolina
Maryland
Massachusetts

Dale
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on September 01, 2019, 02:23:39 AM
Dale, I could not have said it better:-)  2000s marked off.  Thank you!  (nice looking coins)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 01, 2019, 05:06:41 AM
In a different post I mentioned I had collected mints sets and not broken them apart. Not easy to scan and get the images oriented and sized correct for posting but somewhat easier than one at a time. I usually don't have the time or inclination but today I did.

I did look and I do miss the last three years though. I should correct that as a at least some of them are selling less than issue price.

Over the years, I have broken apart many more mint sets than I have kept. I do feel a little guilty about that.

For many years after the state quarters started I collected a uncirculated roll of each mint. That got cumbersome fast and before I sold them I couldn't pick them all up as they weighed too much. It was a fun addiction for a while but I didn't really have the funds to support it.

Funny how life works, I make more money now but have almost no hobby funds....ok truth be told I have too many hobbies.
I still love coins but sometime it seems I must to do other stuff for a while.

Dale

Dale, I could not have said it better:-)  2000s marked off.  Thank you!  (nice looking coins)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: idiotghost on September 01, 2019, 10:15:44 AM
This thread seems to get interesting now. Keep them coming :)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: idiotghost on September 01, 2019, 10:14:22 PM
Apparently there are 2 listings on Amazon India for the first 50 State quarters series. Both are priced around ~$40. But collecting them individually in circulation is more fun, then buying them off in one go!

Coins & Stamps United States Of America 50 State Quarters Full Set: Amazon.in: (https://www.amazon.in/Coins-Stamps-United-America-Quarters/dp/B076NX32Z2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=coins&qid=1567368561&s=toys&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyQjVMWkxHQlpPT0xYJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA5OTIxM0VJVUhNWlA3VjdKUiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTE5MjM0M0RJWkJYWEJMWkRKSCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=)

Pmw 50 State America Quarter Coins for Great Collection -Album Included: (https://www.amazon.in/Pmw-America-Quarter-Collection-Included/dp/B07L251WVG/ref=sr_1_26_sspa?keywords=coins&qid=1567368573&s=toys&sr=1-26-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMTJLOVlSTk1RRDlXJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzIwMjgyMTFZSzk0TFlIRVgyRyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTU4OTg4M0dOMFdIVklFM0ZQWSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2J0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 03, 2019, 01:04:32 AM
May not get to add more but here is 2001.

New York (already pictured)
Kentucky
Rhode island
N. Carolina
Vermont
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on September 03, 2019, 01:37:55 AM
Nice proof sets.  I've a few but I run into the same problem...they are very difficult to align in their packets ☹  I'll keep posting.
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on September 03, 2019, 02:48:19 AM
I know I'm jumping way ahead but this one of my favorites :-) 2012 been there, done that! I'm trying to keep a list so as to not re-post.  Arizona...home State :-)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Saikat on September 03, 2019, 10:12:17 AM
May I join my 2002? These I got from circulation.
Lousiana
Indiana
Ohio
Tennessee
Mississippi

Thanks,

Saikat
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 03, 2019, 03:24:43 PM
It is actually an uncirculated mint set.  I do have some proof coins but I do not collect them these days.
I align the coins in an image editor after the scan, then move them together and reduce the image size so it will fit here.
Might take 15 minutes which isn't long but I get bored easily doing it  :)

Dale


Nice proof sets.  I've a few but I run into the same problem...they are very difficult to align in their packets ☹  I'll keep posting.
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 03, 2019, 03:26:33 PM
I have been to Alaska a couple times but never that far North. Been to Skagway, Ketchikan and Juneau.
I would love to go back a third time.

Dale


I know I'm jumping way ahead but this one of my favorites :-) 2012 been there, done that! I'm trying to keep a list so as to not re-post.  Arizona...home State :-)
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 03, 2019, 03:38:41 PM
Speaking of US States, I have visited the following:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia
Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine
Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri
Nevada, New Mexico, New York
Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas my Home State
Utah, Washington, Wyoming

26 More to go...

Dale
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: chrisild on September 03, 2019, 04:30:43 PM
Now what does "visited" actually mean? I tend to count very generously, so when I change at an airport in a state that I have not been to before, that counts as a visit. One time we drove into Florida and had a quick meal at a Waffle House place in Pensacola. Ta-daa, FL got done. ;)  In that sense I have been to 41 states (plus DC), including Alaska and Hawaii. Dare not make Puerto Rico a state ...

Christian
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: Prosit on September 03, 2019, 09:04:41 PM
If even one toe enters the state that counts  ;D

Other than Texas, the ones I have spent extended time in (more than a week) number maybe 10-15.
The shortest was Georgia where I twice spent a few hours wandering around the airport waiting for a connecting flight.
The others varied from a few hours of driving to an evening or a couple days.

Dale
PS I count foreign countries the same way and have visited 13 or 14
Most of those i have spent at least 8 hours in.
I am not a sophisticated world traveler but I would like to be  ;)



Now what does "visited" actually mean? I tend to count very generously, so when I change at an airport in a state that I have not been to before, that counts as a visit. One time we drove into Florida and had a quick meal at a Waffle House place in Pensacola. Ta-daa, FL got done. ;)  In that sense I have been to 41 states (plus DC), including Alaska and Hawaii. Dare not make Puerto Rico a state ...

Christian
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on September 04, 2019, 02:18:36 AM
Another favorite... I've "visited" more countries than I can count :-)  Spent time much time in others as well :-)  Love me some Thailand!  and Japan and...well, been around :-)  Sucks that the wife has been places I've not but that just puts on my to-do list!  Illinois added. Arkansas added.
Title: Re: US Coins
Post by: gpimper on September 04, 2019, 08:30:21 PM
Three more.  I was stationed in Maine for just over 3 years, Hawaii twice so about 6 years and Maryland for 3 years.  (I do like the Hawaii design)   Sorry, I reposted Maryland, the first post was much better by Dale.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 04, 2019, 08:50:30 PM
I do need to thank all for the inputs.  More to post 😎
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 05, 2019, 06:59:09 PM
Three of my Daughter's favorites that she asked me to post.  I know we are out of order but I really didn't have a choice :-(  2015 Saratoga (sorry my Brit friends, not trying to rub it in :-), 2015 Bombay Hook and 2016 Theodore Roosevelt.  (Have to admit, that Saratoga is a pretty coin!...mint)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 05, 2019, 08:40:04 PM
I like all the coins you guys are posting, but I don't have any to share with you. I have very few US coins anymore as I had to sell my collection 7 or 8 years ago.  I do have some with counterstamps, but that's for another thread.

Bruce

Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 05, 2019, 10:45:03 PM
Bruce, thats ok.  We enjoy that so many folks are enjoying the posts.  I've hit a block...of all quarters I'm lacking, Alabama and Guam (spent much time in Guam; not so much in Alabama :-)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 05, 2019, 10:59:27 PM
Another of my favorites...Ellis Island.  Added, George R Clark...a wonderful art work in my opinion.  Added, well you knew I had to...Texas ;-)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 06, 2019, 11:31:12 AM
The Texas state quarter design is one of the nicest in the whole series in my opinion.

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: chrisild on September 06, 2019, 04:44:41 PM
It is a good design in the sense of not combining too many elements on one coin (side). Then again I am not a big fan of state outlines. ;) In the original SQ series, I like Connecticut or Oregon for example ...

Christian
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 06, 2019, 05:01:42 PM
I agree. In my opinion state outlines was a crappy idea.
Dale

It is a good design in the sense of not combining too many elements on one coin (side). Then again I am not a big fan of state outlines. ;) In the original SQ series, I like Connecticut or Oregon for example ...

Christian
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: idiotghost on September 06, 2019, 07:35:04 PM
Three of my Daughter's favorites that she asked me to post.  I know we are out of order but I really didn't have a choice :-(  2015 Saratoga (sorry my Brit friends, not trying to rub it in :-), 2015 Bombay Hook and 2016 Theodore Roosevelt.  (Have to admit, that Saratoga is a pretty coin!...mint)

The New York one is a beautiful one, one of the best I would say. I hadnt seen it earlier & I dont have it either, probably thats why I liked it a lot.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 06, 2019, 08:25:26 PM
It is a good design in the sense of not combining too many elements on one coin (side). Then again I am not a big fan of state outlines. ;) In the original SQ series, I like Connecticut or Oregon for example ...

Christian
That's what I like about it, Christian. The simplicity of the design. They could probably have used just the Lone Star symbol, and still most people would recognize it as Texas. Of course they did need something else and chose the outline of the state.

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 06, 2019, 08:34:25 PM
It's kind of tragic that the symbol of "The Old Man on the Mountain" for New Hampshire is no longer with us. That piece of rock collapsed not many years after the coin was issued.

Also, does anyone know what breed of horse is depicted on both the Kentucky and Delaware Quarters? If no one has the answer by tomorrow I'll post it. This is kind of a trick question so beware. ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 06, 2019, 09:47:20 PM
Palomino?  Just a guess.  Three more :-)  Kansas (2006), Iowa (2004) and, another of my favorites, Minnesota (2005).  I've not counted that many lakes up there but that's what they say.  I will say that was some of most amazing duck hunting I've ever experienced!
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 06, 2019, 10:20:48 PM
Many more to go but what is your favorite so far?  Free for all 😎  I'm thinking Danali or Virginia...both wonderful art.  Saratoga is pretty nice as well.  Update...I think so far this is my favorite.  Notice I used obverse vs reverse :-)  Old dog new tricks!  I like this one for it's simplicity and history.  Just a well done coin in my opinion.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 07, 2019, 04:48:24 AM
Guam is now accounted for...wife and daughter have been looking :-)  Alabama is still MIA.  FYI, spend much time in Guam, the diving is amazing (Mariana Trench is heart stopping!  Talk about looking into the, well, nothing!  So cool :-)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 07, 2019, 01:00:24 PM
It's kind of tragic that the symbol of "The Old Man on the Mountain" for New Hampshire is no longer with us. That piece of rock collapsed not many years after the coin was issued.

Also, does anyone know what breed of horse is depicted on both the Kentucky and Delaware Quarters? If no one has the answer by tomorrow I'll post it. This is kind of a trick question so beware. ;D

Bruce

A quarter horse...of course. :D

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 07, 2019, 01:34:15 PM
Of course 😆  A few more...Oklahoma and the Dakotas.  I've always liked the OK design.  I can't believe I forgot Florida!  Lived there probably around two years, Orlando, Jacksonville and Pensacola.  All Navy training.  Sorry about the reposts.  It's a big list :-)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 08, 2019, 02:29:10 AM
1999
Georgia
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Connecticut
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 08, 2019, 04:30:20 AM
2003
Illinois
Alabama
Maine
Missouri
Arkansas
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 08, 2019, 04:42:23 AM
It should be noted that the State Quarters were/are available in P mint mark and D mint mark and S mint mark for Proof.
I believe most if not all were available in a Silver proof version as well and there were multiple packaging options.

It is fairly typical of the mint to take marketing to extremes. Lots of options for everyone, not so much for hard core coin collectors.

At one time a mint set were coins that were meant to circulate. That is not always the case anymore.
I still like the mint sets but have no illusions about their value or future value. It is still possible to have fun
with mint products but I am selective. Better be rich if you want everything they put out.

Dale
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gerard974 on September 08, 2019, 05:45:43 AM
hello
"for me" nice topic ,i like this coins 50 states , térritories and beautifull América i have all excépt 2019
best regards Gerard
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 08, 2019, 04:13:38 PM
 Prosit, those are nice sets.  Most of my proofs are 1960s and 70s.  One of my historic favorites...Commodore Perry (I do like this coin :-)  Studied his career extensively.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 08, 2019, 05:03:57 PM
I grew up in Arizona but these are my old stomping grounds :-)  Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.  I love it, we are heading west!
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: <k> on September 08, 2019, 11:18:41 PM
You're welcome!

I note that the Arkansas quarter is one of the few coins to feature a diamond:

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13519.0;attach=55883;image)

See: Gemstones on coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32772.0.html).
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 08, 2019, 11:27:42 PM
Arkansas is one of few states that has free for all diamond parks.  Some of the largest diamonds have been found there.  I believe Oklahoma has a few as well. 
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 09, 2019, 03:25:41 AM
2004

Michigan
Florida
Texas
Iowa
Wisconsin
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 09, 2019, 03:26:40 AM
I would like to visit Wisconsin someday. I like cheese ;) real cheese that is.

Dale  ;D

Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 09, 2019, 09:11:08 PM
Washington Quarters were 90% Silver from 1932-1964
They have been clad coinage since 1965
1975-1976 were bicentennial coins dual dated with a different reverse

So 1932-1998 were regular issue design excluding Bicentennial.

The US State Quarter Program ran 1999-2008, 5 States per year.

After that ran the D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters Program which were 6 coins.

After that starting in 2010 is the America the Beautiful Quarter Program
which runs through 2021. 2021 is one coin for a total of 56 coin in that program.

Don't have a clue what happens after that.   Maybe State Trees or State Flowers
or maybe every citizen gets coins with their pet pictured on it...for a small fee of course.

Dale




Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 12:55:50 AM
All 50 accounted for, Wife found an Alabama in New York...go figure
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: <k> on September 11, 2019, 01:16:22 AM
The Arizona quarter is one of the few non-Mexican coins to feature cacti:

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34394.0;attach=94349;image)

See: The cactus on coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,34394.0.html).



I've read that if the Amazon keeps burning, it will turn to desert, then eventually that desert will spread into the southern and central states of the USA. There won't be too many flowers left then, and American men will have to give their dates a bunch of cacti instead of flowers.  :'(  But that's at least 10 years away, so let's look on the bright side in the meantime.  :)
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 11, 2019, 02:03:14 AM
2005
West Virginia
Kansas
Oregon
Minnesota
California
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 11, 2019, 02:15:40 AM
2006
South Dakota
North Dakota
Colorado
Nebraska
Nevada
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 04:00:11 AM
<k>, first, that is a beautiful coin!  I grew up there and can tell you about the Saguaro.  Only found in two places, Arizona and down on the Rio Grand in south Texas.  They can live up to 150 years and grow over 20 feet.  I've always been a fan.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 04:20:27 AM
Wonderful additions (better than mine!)  Two west coasters to add...I lived in Santa Barbra for about six months just after high school working as a lifeguard and then, many years later was stationed in San Diego for three years so California.  After San Dog we ended up north in Whidbey Island Washington for another three years, so Washington State.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 07:44:09 AM
Prosit, I need a Nevada like that.  Nice!
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Figleaf on September 11, 2019, 09:51:13 AM
Greg, I think the reason why your pics look yellow is that you use artificial indoor lighting. It tends to be yellow. You can make white licht (LED), but I don't find it satisfactory either. Nothing is as good to bring out good colour as daylight. If it is too bright, you may need to manipulate it, but that's still easier than using lamp light.

Peter
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 11, 2019, 01:39:00 PM
If you look around you can find 5000K light bulbs fairly easily which are daylight balance. I have them in my art corner so that the balance in color is close to daylight and doesn't skew color to yellow like incandescence or green like fluorescence bulbs.

I am talking about regular bulbs not LED. They are comparatively inexpensive and help.  The reason my images look the way they do is they are not photos, they are scans.

The coins are uncirculated which helps but they are in packaging so that causes some interference in the scans but I find it good enough.

Dale

Greg, I think the reason why your pics look yellow is that you use artificial indoor lighting. It tends to be yellow. You can make white licht (LED), but I don't find it satisfactory either. Nothing is as good to bring out good colour as daylight. If it is too bright, you may need to manipulate it, but that's still easier than using lamp light.

Peter
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 05:19:31 PM
I'll try LED, thanks.
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 11, 2019, 07:08:49 PM
I use natural light too. Just put it on my camera stand in the low light of early morning and snap away. Not museum quality, but just a nice image of the coin.

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 11, 2019, 07:38:44 PM
Art lamp!  I should have thought of that!  Harpers Ferry and she looks good :-)  Needed to repost Washington because it's one of my favorites.  Thank you all for the lighting tips, this is much better!  Almost wants to make me go back and change all my posts.  Block Island, very cool coin.  Added, El Yunque...I've spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico and never realized that was a place!  Wish I could have seen it!
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 12, 2019, 02:37:48 AM
In 2007 the US Mint drastically changed the packaging of their uncirculated mint sets.
This makes the coins much harder to scan and the packaging hinders looking at the reverse of the coins
if a collector wants to keep the packaging pristine and not creased. In fact opening it sufficiently to lay flat for a scan will actually damage it and the glue holding the parts together is weak and will often come loose.

I don't care much for packaging so it isn't a big deal for me.

2007 uncirculated mint set State Quarters
Montana
Washington
Idaho
Wyoming
Utah
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 12, 2019, 02:55:42 AM
This thread is titled "US State Quarters" although US Quarters from other series are depicted.
However this image is of the State Quarters of 2008 and are the last in the series.

After the State Quarter came the DC and Territories series (6 coins I think) then America the Beautiful series.

2008
Oklahoma
Washington
Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii

I have visited these except Hawaii but there is a decent chance I will mark Hawaii off my list in January or February 2020.
Not a done deal by any means but I will keep my fingers crossed  :)

Dale
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: brandm24 on September 12, 2019, 04:21:27 PM
Your pictures are much better, Greg. Good job!

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 12, 2019, 07:55:47 PM
Yes they are. Lighting is critical  :)
Dale


Your pictures are much better, Greg. Good job!

Bruce
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 12, 2019, 08:13:20 PM
DC.  Dale, I lived on Hawaii for six years.  Let me know if there are places I could suggest!
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Figleaf on September 12, 2019, 10:31:51 PM
This thread is titled "US State Quarters" although US Quarters from other series are depicted.
However this image is of the State Quarters of 2008 and are the last in the series.

As you know, we're flexible and we don't care about topic drift, Dale. Subject title amended.

Peter
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 12, 2019, 10:50:16 PM
I would have done that but it wasn't my thread and didn't know if I have the proper permissions...so I mentioned it instead.
As for topic drift...quite often I have been the guilty culprit.  :) So i am ok with that.
One thing leads to another and sometime the another is more interesting anyway.

Dale


 

I am
As you know, we're flexible and we don't care about topic drift, Dale. Subject title amended.

Peter
Title: Re: US State quarters
Post by: idiotghost on September 13, 2019, 08:12:07 AM
DC.  Dale, I lived on Hawaii for six years.  Let me know if there are places I could suggest!

This DC coin is a nice one, couldnt find it in circulation in USA, 3 months back when I started my renewed interest in State Quarters.

On a Side note, should have asked you about places to visit in Kauai & Muai, though 6 days were booked to the hilt in sight seeing there.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 14, 2019, 01:39:18 AM
2009

District of Columbia
US Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Guam
American Samoa

Not getting good scans so this is my last image.

Dale


Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 14, 2019, 01:55:08 AM
Nice looking coins but a little fuzzy.  I've some nice circulated I'll post.  I agree about the new packaging, unless you take them out, which defeats the point of buying proof sets, it's hard to get a good picture.  Way different! 1971 vs 2001.  Me thinks they done gone cheap ;-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 14, 2019, 02:36:25 PM
Greg
The US mint issues many different sets each year but the two main different sets they issue are:
1. Annual Uncirculated Mint set
2. Annual Proof set.

You image shows 1971 proof set and half a 2001 uncirculated mint set.
I have noticed in some of your previous comments that you seem to confuse the two.

Please don't take this as criticism, it isn't meant to be. I think I am right but if not I apologize in advance.

eBay is a great research tool. I use it all the time. if you search for 1971 mint set and 1971 proof set you will see the difference.

Dale


Nice looking coins but a little fuzzy.  I've some nice circulated I'll post.  I agree about the new packaging, unless you take them out, which defeats the point of buying proof sets, it's hard to get a good picture.  Way different! 1971 vs 2001.  Me thinks they done gone cheap ;-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 14, 2019, 08:40:12 PM
Prosit, still have a problem with the distention between but now have a better understanding.  Had to do a little research.  Thanks!
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 14, 2019, 09:17:31 PM
It is true that the uncirculated mint sets and the proof mint sets are both mint sets.
However in the US, most often if a collector says mint set they refer to the uncirculated version and a proof set is just a proof set.

The uncirculated sets were simply circulation coins packaged before they circulated.
Proof are different mostly in method of manufacture but the appearance of the the coins surfaces and strength of strike are markedly different.

In 1965, 66 and 1967 the US only struck what are referred to as "Special Mint Sets" which are sort of half way between the two but they look like proofs to me.

These days the uncirculated mint sets have coins that don't quite seem to be regular circulation coins. They seem better struck.
But they are definitely not proofs.

I use to collect both but too many times I had the proof sets tone or show blemishes after owning them sometimes for 20 years and it is an unfortunate attitude of the US market that a toned proof is worth less than one not toned. That applies to modern sets. Really old proof coins don't seem to suffer the same discrimination.

If you look at circulation sets and proof sets from around the world..in some cases the distinction can become blurry.
It can be a complicated subject.

Dale
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 15, 2019, 02:20:39 AM
Since the title of this thread is US commemorative quarters. I do plan on scanning the 1976 coins  ;D

I also hope someone will post an Isabella Quarter image. I certainly don't have one.

I think there was an 1883 Hawaii Quarter too. I think we could stretch the title definition if anyone has an image.

Dale

Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 15, 2019, 02:40:41 AM
Here is the bicentennial 1976 Quarter Dollar.
Dual dated 1776-1976.

I find this a peculiar coin, this one is from the silver set. There was also a clad set.
This coin scans strange with a wide difference between front and back. It was sold as a circulation coin,
never circulated (the clad composition did and still does a little). The surfaces are better than circulation coins
but less than proof which they also made. So I never knew what to make of it.

Dale
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 16, 2019, 02:48:56 AM
Good looking coin!
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 16, 2019, 05:55:38 PM
Couple more nice ones, I've not been to either sight but have spent time in both states.  Thought I'd add this one...I have been there. Note, had to add one of my favorites :-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 17, 2019, 09:23:11 PM
Unless I've not posted Puerto Rico these three should round out the US Territories; US Virgin Islands, American Samoa and The Northern Mariana Islands.  My list is a little off and the wife jumbled my coins :-(  Most we've tried to pull out of circulation as soon as possible but we've had to replace some over the years.  Nothing more fun than my girl running in and showing off a really shiny replacement...she got the old one of course 😎  Adding Puerto Rico.  Spent a bit of time there flying counter narcotic missions...for the most part ;-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 18, 2019, 12:51:38 AM
I have been to San Juan a couple times...none of the others.
Would love to go back.

Dale

Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 18, 2019, 01:45:59 AM
Starting to run low...let me know what we're missing 🤔 Dale, I very much enjoyed San Juan...much better than Panama City (Panama, not Florida :-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 18, 2019, 09:12:10 PM
Two more (but one I think had chocolate smeared on it some point...cleaned it the best I could ;-)  Lowell (Mass) that I think is a pretty cool design, and one of my favorite fishing spots, The Great Basin in Nevada.  It is all about lighting doing pictures.  Still a work in progress.  Found that if I turned every other light off and just used the art lamp has the best results.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 18, 2019, 10:45:41 PM
Here is a complete list of the America the Beautiful series

In this list there are three things
1 Year,
2 State of territory where it is located
3 What is commemorated

These areas are operated by various organizations and include
1. National Park Service
2. US Forest Service
3. US Fish and Wildlife

But most are administered by the National Park Service

2010   
Arkansas   Hot Springs National Park
Wyoming   Yellowstone National Park
California   Yosemite National Park
Arizona   Grand Canyon National Park
Oregon   Mt. Hood National Forest
2011   
Pennsylvania   Gettysburg National Military Park
Montana           Glacier National Park
Washington   Olympic National Park
Mississippi           Vicksburg National Military Park
Oklahoma           Chickasaw National Recreation Area
2012   
Puerto Rico   El Yunque National Forest
New Mexico   Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Maine   Acadia National Park
Hawaii   Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Alaska   Denali National Park and Preserve
2013   
New Hampshire   White Mountain National Forest
Ohio                   Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Nevada           Great Basin National Park
Maryland          Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
South Dakota   Mount Rushmore National Memorial
2014   
Tennessee          Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Virginia          Shenandoah National Park
Utah                  Arches National Park
Colorado   Great Sand Dunes National Park
Florida   Everglades National Park
2015   
Nebraska   Homestead National Monument of America
Louisiana   Kisatchie National Forest
North Carolina   Blue Ridge Parkway
Delaware   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
New York   Saratoga National Historical Park
2016   
Illinois   Shawnee National Forest
Kentucky   Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
West Virginia   Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
North Dakota   Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Carolina   Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
2017   
Iowa                           Effigy Mounds National Monument
District of Columbia   Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Missouri                   Ozark National Scenic Riverways
New Jersey           Ellis Island
Indiana                  George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
2018   
Michigan   Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wisconsin   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Minnesota   Voyageurs National Park
Georgia   Cumberland Island National Seashore
Rhode Island   Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
2019   
Massachusetts   Lowell National Historical Park
Northern Mariana Islands   American Memorial Park
Guam   War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Texas   San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Idaho   Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
2020   
American Samoa   National Park of American Samoa
Connecticut   Weir Farm National Historic Site
U.S. Virgin Islands   Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Vermont   Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Kansas   Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
2021   
Alabama   Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 18, 2019, 11:06:57 PM
Ah, crap ☹
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 19, 2019, 04:30:03 AM
 ;D

Ah, crap ☹

So let me try to sum up the USA Washington Quarters series

Counting P, D and S where minted and not counting any Modern Proofs and not counting any non-circulation Silver coins and not counting other varieties...

1932-1964 P,D, and S Silver issues, 83 coins
1965-1998 P$D, Clad Issues, 61 coins
1976 Commemorative Bicentennial, 2 coins, (also a Silver circulation coin that didn't circulate)
1999-2008 State Quarters, 100 coins
2009 DC and territories, 12 Coins
2010-2021, America the beautiful series, 102 coins I think

Total 360 coins, give or take a few

I have 30 of the pre 1964 Silver in uncirculated
So I have something like 265/360 in uncirculated condition

It is such a massive set I am not sure I will ever try to work on it some more.
There are so many other interesting coins out there  ;D

Dale
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 19, 2019, 04:46:22 AM
Dale, Thanks :-)  So here is one that I have no clue about...might have missed on the spelling.  Need to research but I'm pretty sure American Indian ground works.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 19, 2019, 04:47:18 AM
Since 1965 (post Silver) the only ones that provide much challenge or that cost more than a small amount in MS-65 are

1982 P&D
1983 P&D

The 1983-P in MS-65 might cost more than $60 US dollars.

In 1982 and 1983 there were no US mint sets issued making it harder to get pristine coins.
However there were a few souvenir sets issued that were available only at the mint's gift shops.
Not too many of those were sold but I haven't seen any estimates of those sets numbers.

Dale

Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 19, 2019, 04:51:27 AM
Never been there but it is in Iowa
Dale

Dale, Thanks :-)  So here is one that I have no clue about...might have missed on the spelling.  Need to research but I'm pretty sure American Indian ground works.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 19, 2019, 04:30:57 PM
I did not know that about '82 '83s.  I'll keep a lookout.  I do have a number of pre 64s.  Not sure were to post but probably just US coins.  Added, White Mt...I like the design on this coin and it's a beautiful place to visit.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 19, 2019, 05:14:20 PM
In grades lower than MS (Mint State), to the best of my knowledge, I don't believe they have any premium. In other words just a quarter dollar worth $0.25.
Dale

I did not know that about '82 '83s.  I'll keep a lookout.  I do have a number of pre 64s.  Not sure were to post but probably just US coins.  Added, White Mt...I like the design on this coin and it's a beautiful place to visit.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 19, 2019, 05:16:58 PM
Just 25 cents :-)  Fun, though.  Added...Just about a two hour drive North.  Another nice place to visit. (just stay out of the Casino :-(
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Prosit on September 19, 2019, 05:24:26 PM
You can look on eBay for the 82 and 83 coins and see if circulated versions are selling and if MS coins are bringing that much.
I got that value from the Red Book and after all it is just a guide, real world prices often vary widely from catalog.

Like I say eBay is a good research tool and I have bought coins there upon occasion.

Dale
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 19, 2019, 10:31:35 PM
Couple more :-)  Pictured Rocks I've visited.  DC...I've spent way to much time there!  (If I ever go back it would too soon 🧐  Added...Everglades and Hot Springs :-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 21, 2019, 07:29:42 PM
Fort Moultrie and (wonderful place to visit) Shenandoah.  Again, my apologies for the chocolate...we store our change in used trailmix jars 🤪  Added, Ozark Riverways.  Better picture, still working the lighting.
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 25, 2019, 08:10:56 PM
Yes, I have a thing about volcanoes ;-)  Hawaii (not as cool as Etna). 

Added, my old stomping ground, New Mexico, Chaco Culture.  (I've an infinity for native American cultures as well :-)  Side story, friend of mine from school inherited a 5000 acre ranch in norther New Mexico.  He curranty runs about 2000 head of cattle but has invited us out to explore...and I quote "bring your medal detectors because you never know what you might find".  I think that might have to happen this fall :-)  Utah Arches added, another cool place to visit if you ever get a chance!
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 26, 2019, 11:40:53 PM
I hope everyone is enjoying the posts.  Unfortunately we are going to have to look around for a number that we are lacking.  We'll work on that 🙂
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: WillieBoyd2 on September 27, 2019, 01:44:10 AM
My favorite US commemorative quarter:

(http://www.brianrxm.com/posts/post_unitedstates_c25_2015_kisatchie.jpg)
Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana) commemorative quarter 2015
Wild turkey liftoff

:)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on September 27, 2019, 04:07:21 AM
That is beautiful!  Only thing missing is me in the background with my 2020 😁  Here is the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  Beautiful around this time of year!  I'm amazed at how much this sight has grown!  Very cool.  Added (I've never been but would like to someday).  Apostle Islands (that's me in my kayak...not really ;-)
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: chrisild on October 22, 2019, 03:46:18 PM
Seems that the current ATB Quarters series will come to an end in 2021. Instead of doing "another round" of the program, there will be a new quarter dollar design - with George Washington on both sides. ;) One side would show his portrait as usual; the other side "is to reflect Gen. Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolution." (Source (https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/quarter-dollar-for-2021-and-beyond-to-depict-washington-crossing-the-delaware))

Christian
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: brandm24 on October 22, 2019, 04:22:49 PM
I live very close to the site of Washington's crossing, but have never really visited it. Driven by many times, but... :)

Bruce
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: Figleaf on October 22, 2019, 05:02:24 PM
Normal. I live close to the Eiffel tower. Haven't been up there for well over half a century. You keep saying you'll do it one day.

Peter
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: chrisild on October 22, 2019, 09:11:27 PM
Emanuel Leutze, the artist who created the famous "Washington Crossing the Delaware" painting, lived here in Düsseldorf for many years. In fact, the gym where I go is in a street named after him. ;)  However, it seems that the quarter will not simply be a copy of Leutze's work but be based on it ...

Christian
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: brandm24 on October 23, 2019, 10:29:19 AM
It will be interesting to see the new rendition, Christian. I suspect it won't change a lot as Leutze's image is well known to us.

Bruce
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on October 28, 2019, 04:59:27 PM
Came across a couple today that we didn't have :-)  Georgia and Minnesota.  I've been to Georgia and would very much like to visit Minnesota some day.  Ducks!  Again, shot gun required  8)  Isn't that Georgia beautiful?
Title: Re: US commemorative quarters
Post by: gpimper on October 28, 2019, 07:25:42 PM
Better picture of my favorite...I can see that as me :-) OK, maybe about 20 years ago.  Wonderful coin.

Added...just found this one.  I've spent a bit of time on Guam.  There is an observation site overlooking the landing beaches.  Pretty amazing history (especially  considering my Grandfather was there.)