Winter Break Hobby by: Ashwin S.

This winter break I had a friend of mine come to my house. He told me about how he collected coins and he got me started on collecting state quarters. I find collecting coins really fun because of all the intricate designs you see. I have this huge coin jar full of 119.23 dollars worth of change so my friend and I looked through for coins. Surprisingly, we found 51 out of all 56 coins you need to find for state quarters. Besides the 50 state quarters in the collection they also have 6 extension quarters in the collection which are Guam, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands and American Samoa. Another interesting fact about the collection is that if you have all 56 quarters the value of the collection can be worth quiet a lot of money. Even more interesting is that if there is an error on a coin (like if they have “In God We Rust” engraved on the coin instead of “In God We Trust” which is quite a common error on Kansas state coins) it can be worth even more money. Right now the state quarters I’m missing are Oregon, Michigan, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

3 thoughts on “Winter Break Hobby by: Ashwin S.

  1. I love collecting quarters! I’m glad someone hooked you on this hobby. It just happens to be one of my favorite hobbies. I have all 56 already, but if you want a huge challenge (I’m not up for this) you could try and find the coins from different mints. When you finish collecting the state and territories you might be interested in National Park Quarters. They have a national park for all 56. The NC one is the Blueridge Parkway and is coming in 2015 or 2016. I have all of the coins from 2010 and 4 out of 5 for 2011. This year they are going to have the ones for Alaska and Hawaii. I hope they followed through with the Volcano eruption design for the Hawaii one. If you would like to learn more about that program you can visit the U.S. mint.gov or you can ask me about it at school. This is a great hobby Ashwin, I am sure you will enjoy it.

  2. Ashwin, if I do find any quarters of the ones that you are missing I will sure give them to you!

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