Quarter Collectors who have been involved in our hobby for decades can find it a lot of fun. The coin collecting hobby is broad, and there is always something to learn along the way. Whether you are looking for a rare or uncommon coin in change, collecting coins from trips abroad, or researching circulated coins, the possibilities are endless. Could you share some tips with someone who is just starting? If you want to collect collectible coin series, where do you begin? Of course, there are several options available. Our purpose is to look at one that is downright inexpensive and will not break the bank.
Lincoln cents were pulled from change by collectors; others removed wheat-backed cents from change. Nowadays, it is challenging to find pre-1958 Lincoln cents in change. The younger generation of collectors is probably more adept at stealing quarters from the change jar and accumulating them that way. As we are just pulling coins out of our pockets and doing our daily transactions, just twenty-five cents is all it costs to sit at this table. Moreover, this kind of collection by searching offers us the possibility of collecting all twenty-five-cent pieces since Caesar Rodney first appeared on the reverse of a Delaware quarter in 1999. Besides coins marked P, we also have several coins marked D, but we may need to do a bit of digging to create a complete quarter set.
Quarter collecting from circulation won’t reveal the ever-changing reverses and many other variations. There are still pieces dating back to 1965 circulating today, achieving the goals they were designed decades ago. One of the early P or D quarters that predate the States Reverse program, the Bicentennial reverse quarter – either mint marked P or D – will cost you no more than twenty-five cents. The pieces are challenging to find in excellent condition when they are older. It is true that some of them have been in circulation for more than fifty years and are beginning to show their age.
Quarter collectors now have the option of choosing between America the Beautiful and the 50 State Quarter series. A total of 56 launches of the America the Beautiful quarter took place over five years. A total of 31 National Parks, 7 National Monuments or Memorials, 5 National Forests, 3 National Historic Sites, 2 National Wildlife Refuges, 2 National Recreational Areas, 1 National Preserve, 1 Parkway, 1 National Scenic Riverway, and 1 National Seashore were recognized by the program.
In 2022, there will be a new American Women Quarter. American Women Quarters is a four-year program that honors the accomplishments and achievements of women against the backdrop of our country’s development and history. Up to five reverse designs are to be issued annually by the US Mint starting in 2022 and continuing until 2025. Despite the change in design, George Washington will appear on the obverse of the quarter program, just as it did on the previous quarter program.
In addition to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts, contributors to the American Women Quarters may also cover a wide range of other topics. Women from ethnically diverse backgrounds, racial backgrounds, and geographical regions will be honored. Maya Angelou’s story will be the subject of the first quarter. A new change was observable in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to the Sally Ride quarter, the Wilma Mankiller quarter and the Nina Otero-Warren quarter are also coming in 2022.
Another option for quarter collecting is to include NGC certified and encapsulated business strikes and proofs. Examples of certified quarters and modern-day, collectible coins can be found online at Rick’s Innovation Dollars eBay Store.