Quarter (U.S. coin) facts for kids

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A 2014 US quarter

A quarter dollar or quarter, is a coin worth ¼ of a United States dollar. They are worth 25 cents. The quarter has been produced since 1796.

List of designs

  • Silver quarters
    • Draped Bust 1796–1807
      • Draped Bust, Small Eagle 1796
      • Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle 1804–1807
    • Capped Bust 1815–1838
      • Capped Bust (Large Size), With Motto 1815–1828
      • Capped Bust (Small Size), No Motto 1831–1838
    • Seated Liberty 1838–1891
      • Seated Liberty, No Motto 1838–1865
      • Seated Liberty, With Motto 1866–1891
    • Barber 1892–1916
    • Standing Liberty 1916–1930
      • Standing Liberty (Type 1) 1916–1917
      • Standing Liberty (Type 2) 1917–1930
    • Washington Quarter 1931–1964, 1992–1998 (Proof Only)
      • Washington Bicentennial 1975–1976 (all were dated 1776–1976) (40% Silver-clad Proof, not intended for circulation)
      • Washington statehood 1999–2008 (Proof Only)
      • Washington District of Columbia and U.S. territories 2009 (Proof Only)
  • Copper-nickel quarters
    • Washington Quarter 1965–1974, 1977–1998
      • Washington Bicentennial 1975–1976 (all were dated 1776–1976).
      • Washington statehood 1999–2008
      • Washington District of Columbia and U.S. territories 2009
      • Washington America the Beautiful Quarters 2010–2021

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