Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel, Coin Type from United States (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeWashington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831.

From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle clutching a bunch of arrows on the reverse. Initially meant as a one-year design to commemorate 200 years since the birth of George Washington in 1932, the obverse became the definitive design for the denomination and has been used ever since. The reverse was issued in this form until 1998, after which time the series of "State Quarters" circulating commemoratives started being issued instead.

Since 1965, the quarter dollar has a copper inner core bonded to an outer layer of copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

Obverse
United States / Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation.

Around above, the inscription LIBERTY. In smaller letters on two lines below left, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around below, the date of issue: [year].

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST [year]
Reverse
United States / Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel - reverse photo

The central device on the reverse is the American eagle with outspread wings, facing the viewer; it is perched on a bundle of arrows framed below by two olive branches.

Above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. In small letters below that, on two lines the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM (translated from Latin: Out of many, one).

Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA QUARTER DOLLAR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The mint mark was transferred to the obverse, as compared to the silver coins with the same design which had it on the reverse. The Philadelphia Mint had no mint mark initially, then started using a P mint mark in 1980.

Coin Type: Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel - (32) Coins
Coin NameMintagePortraitLegend
Quarter Dollar 1965 Washington 1,822,077,540 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1965
Quarter Dollar 1966 Washington 823,363,083 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1966
Quarter Dollar 1967 Washington 1,525,895,192 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1967
Quarter Dollar 1968 Washington 325,307,006 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1968
Quarter Dollar 1969 Washington 293,518,631 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1969
Quarter Dollar 1970 Washington 556,394,174 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1970
Quarter Dollar 1971 Washington 371,139,161 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1971
Quarter Dollar 1972 Washington 529,376,728 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1972
Quarter Dollar 1973 Washington 582,661,739 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1973
Quarter Dollar 1974 Washington 1,157,228,868 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1974
Quarter Dollar 1977 Washington 728,332,130 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1977
Quarter Dollar 1978 Washington 811,952,933 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1978
Quarter Dollar 1979 Washington 1,009,174,955 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1979
Quarter Dollar 1980 Washington 1,157,714,293 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1980
Quarter Dollar 1981 Washington 1,181,501,916 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1981
Quarter Dollar 1982 Washington 984,831,267 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1982
Quarter Dollar 1983 Washington 1,294,620,572 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1983
Quarter Dollar 1984 Washington 1,226,093,174 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1984
Quarter Dollar 1985 Washington 1,299,144,671 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1985
Quarter Dollar 1986 Washington 1,058,508,490 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1986
Quarter Dollar 1987 Washington 1,242,321,905 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1987
Quarter Dollar 1988 Washington 1,162,125,636 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1988
Quarter Dollar 1989 Washington 1,412,623,791 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1989
Quarter Dollar 1990 Washington 1,544,729,740 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1990
Quarter Dollar 1991 Washington 1,204,802,480 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1991
Quarter Dollar 1992 Washington 777,400,088 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1992
Quarter Dollar 1993 Washington 1,287,385,567 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1993
Quarter Dollar 1994 Washington 1,708,118,704 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1994
Quarter Dollar 1995 Washington 2,109,669,496 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1995
Quarter Dollar 1996 Washington 1,833,658,244 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1996
Quarter Dollar 1997 Washington 1,197,475,000 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1997
Quarter Dollar 1998 Washington 1,719,354,507 George Washington LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1998
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Washington Quarter Dollar, Copper-Nickel: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-type ofQuarter Dollar
From1965
Face Value25 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerJohn Flanagan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.260 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass5.670 g