Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States (issued 1796 - )
Coin TypeQuarter Dollar

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has a diameter of 0.955 inch (24.26 mm) and a thickness of 0.069 inch (1.75 mm). It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831, initially in silver and since 1965 in copper-nickel.

The choice of a quarter-dollar as a denomination - as opposed to the 1⁄5 (twenty cents) more common elsewhere - originated with the practice of dividing Spanish milled dollars into eight wedge-shaped segments, which gave rise to the name "piece of eight" for that coin, or into quarters.

Obverse

There have been a number of obverse designs during the history of the denomination.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

There have been a number of reverse designs during the history of the denomination.

Reverse Inscription
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Coin Type: Quarter Dollar - (24) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbol or PortraitLegend
Quarter Dollar 1796 Draped Bust 6,146 Liberty, Portrait ******** LIBERTY ******* 1796
Quarter Dollar 1804 Draped Bust 6,738 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1804
Quarter Dollar 1805 Draped Bust 121,394 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1805
Quarter Dollar 1806 Draped Bust 206,124 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1806
Quarter Dollar 1807 Draped Bust 220,643 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1807
Quarter Dollar 1815 Capped Bust 89,235 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1815
Quarter Dollar 1818 Capped Bust 361,174 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1818
Quarter Dollar 1819 Capped Bust 144,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1819
Quarter Dollar 1820 Capped Bust 127,444 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1820
Quarter Dollar 1821 Capped Bust 216,851 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1821
Quarter Dollar 1822 Capped Bust 64,080 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1822
Quarter Dollar 1823 Capped Bust 17,800 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1823
Quarter Dollar 1824 Capped Bust 168,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1824
Quarter Dollar 1825 Capped Bust unknown Liberty, Portrait ************* 1825
Quarter Dollar 1827 Capped Bust 4,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1827
Quarter Dollar 1828 Capped Bust 102,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1828
Quarter Dollar 1831 Capped Bust 398,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1831
Quarter Dollar 1832 Capped Bust 320,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1832
Quarter Dollar 1833 Capped Bust 156,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1833
Quarter Dollar 1834 Capped Bust 286,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1834
Quarter Dollar 1835 Capped Bust 1,952,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1835
Quarter Dollar 1836 Capped Bust 472,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1836
Quarter Dollar 1837 Capped Bust 252,400 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1837
Quarter Dollar 1838 Capped Bust 366,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1838
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Quarter Dollar: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-types Quarter Dollar, Draped Bust
Quarter Dollar, Capped Bust
From1796
Face Value25 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size
Mass
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