Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands

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. Between 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint issued five different "state quarters" every year, each dedicated to one of the US states.

After the program ended, the US Mint began issuing quarters under the 2009 District of Columbia and US Territories Program; the six coins are in honour of the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Northern Mariana Islands quarter is the sixth and final coin in the DC and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. A possession of Spain until 1898, the islands were sold to Germany in 1899. The islands were seized in 1914 by Japan, whose control of the islands was officially recognised in 1921 by the League of Nations. American forces occupied the Marianas during World War II, and in 1947 the group was included in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Residents approved separate status for the Northern Marianas as a U.S. Commonwealth in 1975, and the covenant to establish the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands was signed by President Gerald Ford the next year.

Northern Mariana Islands Quarter Dollars issued in 2009 have now been in circulation for 12 years.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Denver Mint Letter D 38,384,614 (38.4 million)
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 35,984,614 (36.0 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S 2,113,478 (2.1 million)
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands - 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, followed by those of the engraver: WC (for William Cousins).

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

The mint mark is a small letter behind George Washington's neck.

Mint marks this year are D, P or S for Denver Mint, Philadelphia Mint or San Francisco Mint respectively.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin represents the wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in its natural resources of land, air and sea. Near the shore stands a large limestone latte, the supporting column of ancient indigenous Chamorro structures. A canoe of the indigenous Carolinians represents the people’s seafaring skills across vast distances. Two white fairy tern birds fly in characteristic synchrony overhead. A Carolinian mwar (head lei) composed of plumeria, langilang (Ylang Ylang), angagha (peacock flower) and teibwo (Pacific Basil) borders the bottom of the design. The mwar is symbolic of the virtues of honour and respect. The initials of the designer PH (for Phebe Hemphill) are below right.

Around above, the name of the territory, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS.

Around below, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity), followed by the date of issue 2009.

Reverse Inscription NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS E PLURIBUS UNUM 2009
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Authorising Legislation: Public Act 110-161.

The San Francisco Mint only struck proof coins for collectors, not released into circulation: 2,113,478 in copper-nickel and 996,548 in silver.

The other two mints issued both circulation coins and "Satin Finish" coins for collectors. Their mintages were:
- Denver Mint: 37,600,000 circulation coins plus 784,614 in "Satin Finish"
- Philadelphia Mint: 35,200,000 circulation coins plus 784,614 in "Satin Finish"

Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands: Known varieties
Variety Satin Finish, Denver Mint
Mintage Issued: 784,614 (included in total)
Variety Satin Finish, Philadelphia Mint
Mintage Issued: 784,614 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 996,548
Material0.900 Silver
Details

6.25 grams of 90% silver.

Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands: References to Information Used
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Showing 48 from a total of 248 coins of type: Quarter Dollar
Coin NameMintageSymbol or PortraitLegend
Quarter Dollar 2002 Indiana 692,884,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2002 Mississippi 582,684,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Illinois 466,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Alabama 460,808,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Maine 452,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Missouri 456,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Arkansas 461,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Michigan 462,340,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Florida 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Texas 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Iowa 467,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Wisconsin 455,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 California 525,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Minnesota 493,582,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Oregon 725,782,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Kansas 568,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 West Virginia 727,182,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nevada 594,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nebraska 598,956,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Colorado 573,556,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 North Dakota 669,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 South Dakota 515,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Montana 517,406,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Washington State 549,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Idaho 585,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Wyoming 568,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Utah 512,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Oklahoma 420,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 New Mexico 492,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Arizona 513,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Alaska 509,390,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Hawaii 521,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 District of Columbia 176,082,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Puerto Rico 142,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Guam 91,282,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 American Samoa 85,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands 85,682,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands 76,482,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Hot Springs, Arkansas 72,169,697 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yellowstone National Park 70,970,550 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yosemite National Park 72,568,009 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Grand Canyon National Park 72,767,764 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Mount Hood National Forest 71,364,895 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 62,471,553 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Glacier National Park 62,868,452 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Olympic National Park 62,267,361 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 65,467,691 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 144,466,010 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
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Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeDC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar
Issued2009
PortraitGeorge Washington
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage72,800,000 (72.8 million)
Total Mintage76,482,706 (76.5 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerPhebe Hemphill
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.260 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass5.670 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MYLW-ONZB
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Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands: Photos
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2009 Northern Mariana Islands Quarter
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2009 Northern Mariana Islands Quarter - Proof
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Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 466, 466a (Silver Proof)
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 448