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Jennifer in TX
09-26-2009, 02:56 PM
and using our collection to learn about the U.S.A. Isn't that a great idea? My kids always want to collect something, so instead of their usual much-loved junk, I'm going to encourage a quarter collection. I found a quarter map holder on Amazon for about $10.

Dh is excited about this, so it may be a great way to pull him in too. :clap:

Susan in Kentucky
09-26-2009, 03:10 PM
Good idea! My DH had an awesome collection a few years ago - actually a roll of each of the ones out to date - then someone broke in our house and stole the whole thing!:eek: Along with a couple hundred dollars worth of misc. coins he had. He never really recovered after that - I think he was so disgusted he just kind of gave up.:unsure::sad:

When they first started releasing them our credit union was selling a wooden holder that had little indentions for each of the quarters, covered with plexiglass. He does still have that with some quarters in it - I probably need to check and see if we can fill it up.

Are all the states released now?

Jeni
09-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Are all the states released now?

Yes, plus Guam and American Samoa.

My kids have been collecting them since we've been back in the states. We didn't see the state quarters as much when we lived overseas. They also have some Japanese Yen, British pounds, Iraqi Dinars, UAE Dirhams, a Canadian quarter and some Mexican pesos. We've learned about lots of places through money collecting. ;)
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Mary FL
09-26-2009, 10:03 PM
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MarieD
09-26-2009, 10:26 PM
Yes, plus Guam and American Samoa.



Neat! I didn't know about those. I will have to be on the look out for them. We have all the states (I believe) and are collecting the presidential dollar coins.

Jeni
09-26-2009, 11:15 PM
Neat! I didn't know about those. I will have to be on the look out for them. We have all the states (I believe) and are collecting the presidential dollar coins.

I knew about Guam but I didn't know about American Samoa until today when I returned the cart at Aldi's and the gentleman who took my cart gave me an American Samoa quarter for it. :lol: ;)
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CINDY LB OH
09-27-2009, 08:01 AM
We love collecting the quarters too. Each of us has our own set that goes on a map of the US. The map has the holes for you to place the quarter in.
It's been a fun project over the years.

Here is a link to show you all the quarters and when they came out:
State Quarter Program (http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/?action=designs_50sq)

There are also quarters for D.C. and the U.S. territories (http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/DCAndTerritories/index.cfm?action=progBackground). So far the ones that are out are D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa, but I haven't found any of them yet.

They also have coloring pages (http://www.usmint.gov/kids/campCoin/coloring.cfm) for each quarter which we printed and put in a 3-prong folder. They have them for all the other special coins as well. Check out the new Lincoln pennies.

Here is a kids page (http://www.usmint.gov/kids/) with all sorts of fun stuff :clap:

And finally there are lesson plans for all the coins (http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/) as well if you're interested. I've used some of them here and there. I also used the Lewis and Clark nickel lessons in a co-op a few years ago. We had a great time.

Have fun with your quarters!

I am currently starting to collect the presidential dollars as well. The mint has lots of free stuff- I ordered some and they are great. We are using them for a presidential notebook. OOPs!! (https://materials.usmint.gov/$1coin/) Looks like they aren't offering the stuff any more. Hopefully they will again soon though. We got coin boards and bulletin board cut outs of the coins. They are really nice.

Jennifer in VA
09-27-2009, 10:44 AM
It seemed harder and harder to get the later states. Think Alaska came out toward the end of last year and it was until July of this year. We have all 50 now and not thinking about the presidential ones, at least not right now.