Jeff Thomas |
Aug 23, 2022
In 1796, the US issued its first quarter dollar. On the obverse, it displayed the image of Lady Liberty and, above the image (in case there was any doubt about the message) the word LIBERTY was prominently displayed. The coin was minted from silver (90%) and copper (10%).
Over the years, the design of the US quarter changed repeatedly. Then, in 1932, a new quarter (image #1, above) was issued that featured the image of American founding father George Washington. As before, the word, “LIBERTY” appeared above his image – a continuing reminder of the primary principle upon which the US was founded. And, as before, the coin was minted from silver (90%) and copper (10%).
So far, so good.