2009 U.S. Virgin Islands Territory Quarter Coin - P or D Mint - (UNC) Brilliant Uncirculated
- Released on 9/28/2009.
- The obverse shows a slightly modified version of the original Washington Quarter. The mint moved some of the wording previously found on the reverse to the obverse in order to make more room for the reverse design for each state. You'll find "United States of America," "In God We Trust," "Liberty," and "Quarter Dollar" all spelled out on the obverse of the quarter as well as the coin's mint mark.
- The reverse of the U.S. Virgin Islands Territory Quarter shows outlines of the 3 islands, a bananaquit bird, a tyre palm tree, as well as a yellow cedar tree. You'll also find the inscription "United in Pride and Hope" on the reverse of the coin.
- The 6 quarters released in 2009 were the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Sovereign coin minted at the U.S. Mint and backed by the United States government with a face value of $0.25.
These islands, located in the Caribbean Sea east of Puerto Rico, were explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493. They were first inhabited by the Arawak, Taino and later the Carib Indians, and colonized by Denmark beginning in 1666. During the Napoleonic Wars, the islands were occupied by the English from 1801 to 1802 and from 1807 to 1815. Originally named the Danish West Indies, the United States purchased the three islands—St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John—along with approximately 50 islets, from Denmark in 1917 for $25 million. Congress granted American citizenship to residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1927.
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All coins come in protective plastic. Orders of 40 or more may ship in plastif quarter tubes.