Have you noticed that after they finished minting all the state quarters, they decided to do even more limited-edition coins? Apparently the 10 year 50 State Quarters program was very successful. Collectors held coins out of circulation, allowing the government to profit from minting the coins. (One source reports that the U.S. Treasury estimates that it has earned about US$6.3 billion in seigniorage from the quarters over the course of the entire program.) So, by the end of the 50 State Quarters program, the government had authorized a follow-on as the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Program. And now we're in the middle of the America the Beautiful program which features national parks and other national sites.
I had fun tonight researching the quarters at the US Mint's web site. The Mint provides high quality images of each of the coins and permits their use in various ways, so I downloaded a couple of the images to use on today's scrapbook page.
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