Coin Information

USD 25 Cent Bicentennial

Name of coin
Year(s) Issued
John Flanagan
Countries Issued in
United States
Face Value
0.25 USD
91.67% Nickel, 8.33% Copper

A quarter dollar, commonly shortened to quarter, is a coin worth 1/4 of a United States dollar, or 25 cents. The quarter has been produced since 1796, with a few gaps along the way. The current design features an image of George Washington, and was created in 1932 for the president's 200th birthday. In 1999, the Statehood Quarters were produced, with the following 2009 District of Columbia Quarters and 2010-2021 National Park Quarters. These commemorative Statehood Quarters and America the Beautiful Quarters frequently changed designs 4 or 5 times a month, replacing the Eagle with a state's national landmark or an object native to that state.

Washington Quarters dating back in the 1930's usually contain waste material, decreasing the value. Uncirculated quarters do not have this problem. During 1965-1967, mint marks were suspended temporarily due to the Coinage Act of 1965, which removed silver in the coins. The major key date coins are the 1932D and 1932S quarters.

Design Nicknames Edit

  • 1792: Wright Quarter
  • 1796-1807: Draped Bust Quarter
  • 1815-1838: Capped Bust Quarter
  • 1838-1891: Seated Liberty Quarter
  • 1892-1916: Barber Quarter
  • 1916-1932: Standing Liberty Quarter
  • 1932-1999: Washington Eagle Quarter
  • 1976: Washington Bicentennial Quarter
  • 1999-present: State Quarters