As its slogan suggests, the U.S. Mint really is
changing the face of money. With its recently released 50
State Quarters Program and Presidential Dollar Coins, the Mint has revived the interest in money as art,
for numismatists and amateur collectors alike.
If you've flipped over your quarters recently, you've probably seen
something other than the customary eagle. For the first time since
the 1975-76 Bicentennial Quarter, the Mint has redesigned the 25-cent coin.
The 50 State Quarters Program honors each
state with a unique design. The program was unveiled in 1999 with five
states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut. Five
states will be released each year until the end of this year. Wondering when your
state will be in your pocket?
The Mint's newest release is the collection of Presidential $1 Coins, a showy replacement for the Susan B. Anthony and the Sacagawea Dollar. The collection will honor all of the 42 presidents in the order of their presidencies. It launched in 2007, beginning with the first four presidents, and will continue with four coins annually until 2016. What to know what year you will be able to see your favorite President on a golden dollar? Check here.