It’s been a while since my last coin post, but frankly, there has been a lack of interesting coin news lately.
But time moves on, and I noticed yesterday that the U.S. Virgin Islands voted on their preferred design for their US State Quarter. The U.S. is release 6 quarters in 2009, as an extension to the popular US State Quarter program, to honor the other territories that are part of the U.S., but aren’t states:
- Washington, D.C.
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
Here are the contenders and winning design for the U.S. Virgin Islands (thanks, CoinNews.net):
Here are the design options and final choice for Guam:
Here is the final design for Washington, D.C.:
I personally choose to collect the US State Quarters by buying the entire Silver Proof Set for the year from the US Mint. It’s a highly liquid and known product, and having the coins in silver with the proof stamping process rather than base metal is clearly a more stunning representation of the coins.