District Of Columbia District Of Columbia State Quarter

The U.S. State Quarter program was a great way to show off states' pride and personality while revamping the look of the quarter.

The District Of Columbia State Quarter was released in 2009, the 11th year of the State Quarter program. District Of Columbia was the 1st quarter released that year.

The official release date was January 26, 2009. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, District Of Columbia was the 51st State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the District Of Columbia quarter was 172,400,000 which is worth a total of $43.10 million.

District Of Columbia Quarter

The District Of Columbia State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on January 26, 2009.


Release Order 51st
Release Date Jan 26, 2009
Mintage 0.17 Billion
Caption Duke Ellington" and "Justice for all
Summary Duke Ellington seated at a grand piano.
Engraver Don Everhart

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The Washington D.C. Quarter was the first quarter issued to US territory and not an actual state. (In the final year of the state quarter program, 2009, six U.S. territories received state quarters despite their non-state status.)

Washington D.C.'s quarter features an image of Duke Ellington, famous composer and pianist, seated at a grand piano.

Ellington was based in New York City for most of his career but was born and grew up in the District of Columbia. Below Ellington, who lived through the Civil Rights movement in America, is the caption "Justic for All."

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