Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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State Quarters

I've been collecting the State Quarters since they started the program in 1999. I got some of those books that you can put the quarters in and display them. It's pretty neat. Well, 2003 is the half-way point on this project and I'll have to pull out the second book to start collecting the quarters next year. In looking at my collection so far, however, I notice a huge gap in my ability to find quarters minted in Denver. That's not terribly surprising, since I live on the East Coast. Most of the coins that pass through my hands were minted in Philidelphia. Most of the Denver-minted quarters I have were quarters I collected when I visited California several years ago.

Perhaps someone on the West Coast is reading this and is trying to find quarters minted in Philidelphia. Maybe we can work something out. I'd be more than happy to try and find Philidelphia-minted quarters that would help complete someone's collection, especially if they can help me find Denver-minted ones.

Here's a list of the Denver-minted quarters I'm missing:

1999: none
2000: South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia
2001: New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont
2002: Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi
2003: Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Arkansas

OK, it's not surprising that I don't have Arkansas, since I don't think it's in circulation yet. If anyone out there can help fill in my gap, please get in touch with me and we can swap addresses.

If you don't know what I'm talking about regarding the differences between coins minted in Denver and Philidelphia, you might enjoy reading about Mint Marks and the anatomy of a coin. I've always thought coinage was pretty cool. The U. S. Mint website has lots and lots of really intersting information.

[Update: I found a Denver-minted Virginia State Quarter in the soda machine today! 10/10/2003]

[Update: hapy2beso set me up with a lot of the missing Denver quarters I needed! 10/23/2003]
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