¼ Dollar "Washington Quarter" Bicentennial

¼ Dollar "Washington Quarter" (Bicentennial) - obverse¼ Dollar "Washington Quarter" (Bicentennial) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1976
Value ¼ Dollar = 25 Cents (¼ USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
56
References KM# 204,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 205
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of the The United States Declaration of Independence, 1776-1976

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of George Washington, the first President of the UNITED STATES from 1789 to 1797, is accompanied with the motto: "IN GOD WE TRUST" and surrounded with the lettering: "LIBERTY"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD WE
TRUST
JF
S
1776-1976

Engraver: John Flanagan Read more on Wikipedia

John Flanagan (1865–1952)was a sculptor who was known for his designs for coins and medals.

Reverse

A Colonial patriot drummer facing left, with a victory torch surrounded with thirteen stars at the upper left, accompanied with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and surrounded with the face value and the lettering "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES of AMERICA
E PLURIBUS
UNUM
JLA
QUARTER DOLLAR

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many
One
JLA
Quarter Dollar

Engraver: Jack L. Ahr

Edge

Reeded (with 119 reeds)

¼ Dollar "Washington Quarter" (Bicentennial) -  obverse

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Mints

United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
United States Mint of West Point, United States (1973-date)
D United States Mint of Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint of San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The American Revolution began in 1776, and this coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the U.S.' independence in 1976 (also known as the American Bicentennial), a widely celebrated event. All quarter dollars, half dollars, and dollars were struck with a special obverse for during 1975 and 1976, and were the first of America's "modern" circulating commemoratives, and are currently also the only circulating commemoratives to not to be part of a long multi-year series, then followed by the state quarters.

Of the coins without a mintmark, 376,000 were minted at the United States Bullion Depository, West Point. These coins are indistinguishable from the Philadelphia issue.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976  809 784 016 $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.36 $ 0.67 $ 0.92 $ 1.10 69%
1976 D 860 118 839 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.41 $ 0.55 $ 0.60 $ 0.97 58%
1976 S 4 149 730 $ 1.20 $ 1.60 $ 2.70 9% Proof

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