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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2009 Quarter Release Schedule

The first quarter from this year's District of Columbia and US Territories Quarters Program had already been released. But what does the schedule look like for the rest of the year?

So far, I have not seen the US Mint publish a release schedule for the entire series on their website. However, I did come across some dates listed on a Federal Reserve site. Since many collectors are looking for this information, I wanted to share it in this post.

Note that the dates are indicated as estimated and subject to change, but at least this will provide a rough road map for anyone awaiting the release of the 2009 Quarters. Since my last post, the US Mint has also released some coin images in place of the artist's reversions release previously.

If the release dates are changed, I will update this page with the latest information.

District of Columbia Quarter
Release Date: January 26, 2009
Designer: Joel Iskowitz, Sculptor: Don Everhart

Puerto Rico Quarter
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Designer and Sculptor: Joseph Menna

Guam Quarter
Release Date: May 26, 2009
Designer: David Westwood
Sculptor: Jim Licaretz

American Samoa Quarter
Release Date: July 27, 2009
Designer: Stephen Clark
Sculptor: Charles Vickers

US Virgin Islands Quarter
Release Date: September 28, 2009
Designer and Sculptor: Joseph Menna

Northern Mariana Islands Quarter
Release Date: November 30, 2009
Designer: Richard Masters
Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill

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At February 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

are the 2009 Territory Quarters also in circulation or just for collecting purposes?

At February 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

Yes, they are issued for circulation as well.

At February 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wher's Iraq and Afghanistan?

At February 15, 2009 at 2:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious, but Guam is in the Marianas Islands, so why 2 coins for the same place?

At March 5, 2009 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that most of these quarters are being sold on ebay already when it hasn't been released yet? Should buyer beware?

At March 6, 2009 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Guam is in the Mariana Islands group, the 2nd quarter for this area is for the Northern Mariana Islands.

At March 16, 2009 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Guam has a separate coin from the Northern Marianas is because Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States by itself. The Northern Marianas is gouped as a separate territory, CNMI, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. I should know, I live on Guam ;-)

At May 4, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious as to why no one here in Ohio have yet to see a single 2009 quarter yet, and its already the 4th of May? In fact I had to look up the subject of the quarters to even know IF there was anything different design wise besides the tradtional quarters minted before 1999. Would think there would have been more talk about this then there has been.

At May 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense against Duke Ellington, but I thought it would have been better for the District of Columbia to have the White House or some other famous Washington DC monument on the design.

At June 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay what book do we put these in I only have a book with 50 states

At June 1, 2009 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

The US Mint offers a collectors map with slots for the six additional coins. You can find it on website. I believe there are also some private label ones out there too.

At June 11, 2009 at 4:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are these coins being circulated. I've been to five different states and have yet to find a bank that has them or seen them in circulation. Are they only being distributed in the Districts and territories?

At June 12, 2009 at 4:45 AM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

The coins should eventually circulated in all 50 states. This is taking place much more slowly than for the previous 50 State Quarters series.

The primary reasons for the delayed circulation:

An abundance of older circulating coins which have re-entered circulation due to the economy. This prevents newer coins from being released.

Lower overall mintages. The latest quarter for Guam had roughly 20% of the mintage of the average mintage for state quarters.

Check out this post for some more info:

2009 Coin Production

At September 10, 2009 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here it is early September and I have yet to see the first 2009 quarter in circulation. Thats NONSENSE !!! They mint quarters every year and I find quarters from many decades every week in my pockets so what makes the difference now. Same thing with circulating coins from the two mints, I am still hunting Denver Mint Quarters for 2006.If the government wants to do these series then they need to make sure they get ALL coins well circulated from one side of the USA to the other.

At September 11, 2009 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

Sadly, I am hearing this story a lot. Last week, I finally received my first 2009 coin in circulation. It was an American Samoa Quarter. Everything else is still a no-show.

At October 1, 2009 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Mark said...

I am in the same boat as Michael. I just received an American Samoa quarter and it is now October. I didn't even know the quarter had changed for 2009 until I got this one, and looked it up on the internet.

At October 31, 2009 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been able to get the DC, PR, and Samoa quarters BUT the coin agency has charged me $1.00 for each -- both Pa & D were available. Since I started at the beginning (my bank had a service for members) but the Territory quarters apparently weren't even available there. I feel I'm being ripped of but feel I have to complete this for the children I started it for.

At November 10, 2009 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a teller in Washington, MO and so far have seen the 09' quarters from the beginning of the year. I'm curious as to which states you live in that haven't been able to find the quarters for this year.

At November 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM , Anonymous Corryvrecken said...

I stumbled across a Waashington DC quarter in September and from that found out about the others for this year. Haven't seen any of the others and apparently they are all released by now. I have asked everyone I know and no one has seen any of them, not even the DC one I have. I'm not going to worry about it and I do not expect to ever complete the set.

At December 30, 2009 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Idaho I purchased from the bank a roll for each quarter as they were made available. My family and I only needed a few of each for our books. I hate just to release these uncirculated quarters knowing someone would want them at face value.

At January 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky Idaho person. I go every week to three local banks ( all different) and have still not gotten a roll of ANY of the 2009 quarters. Additionally I have but 1 or 2 or the first 3 quarters and have never even set eyes on number 4 and 5. Even the folks at the banks state they very seldom see any.

At February 13, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got the Northern Mariana Islands coin. This is the first one I have seen and it is 2010. Does anyone have new information on these?

At February 14, 2010 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

Here's some more information on the coin:

At November 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM , Anonymous ben said...

i just got my first circulated coin Northern Mariana islands........and didnt know about them till just now....november of the following year they were made...thats a little sad <=/


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