Price Guide and Information for 2009 District of Columbia Territory Quarters
2009 District of Columbia State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2009 District of Columbia State Quarter shows the standard Washington Quarter design with a few alterations. The Washington Quarter, that ran from 1932-1998, had the date on the obverse, as well as the word “Liberty.” This design was changed slightly with the introduction of the State Quarters, and later the Territory Quarters and National Park Quarters. The new design still shows Washington looking left, however the obverse text now reads “United States of America – Liberty – In God We Trust – Quarter Dollar.” The reverse of this coin depicts Duke Ellington sitting at his piano. His left arm is rested on the keys as he holds sheet music in his hands. Duke Ellington was a staple in most jazz clubs during the jazz age of the United States, and is known as a pioneer for the sound. This was the 1st coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “District of Columbia – Duke Ellington – Justice for All – E Pluribus Unum – 2009.” All of the Territory Quarters were clad, meaning that they were seventy-five to eighty percent copper, and the rest was composed of nickel. The core of the coins were solid copper. These coins, however, were produced in silver for special Silver Proof Sets. The coins minted in included District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands
Errors on the 2009 District of Columbia State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with this Territory Quarter, please contact one of our experts to have the error verified, or send the coin to a professional grading company for their opinion. However, the average circulation Territory Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 2009 District of Columbia State Quarter This coin, designed by Joel Iskowitz and Don Everhart was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. They are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The average price of the single silver coin ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the grade. The easy indicator to determine if your coin is silver is by the mint mark. The silver quarters will have an “S” mintmark, rather than a “P” or “D.” In addition to the silver quarters, late-night TV. began selling gold plated Territory Quarters in an attempt to con viewers into thinking that the coin would be worth a lot more. Unfortunately, the amount of gold that it takes to plate a quarter is very insignificant, and these gold plated quarters have no value in the collector community.