Category Archives: Duke Ellington

Do You Have a Quarter? If Yes, Flip it Over You Might Have a Black History Collectible

If you have a quarter in your pocket right now I want you to flip it over. If it is dated 2009 and for Washington DC you would have the quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. A Black History … Continue reading

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African American Coins-What Were the Other Choices for the Reverse of the District of Columbia’s Quarter Besides Duke Ellington?

Duke Ellington was not the only consideration for the reverse of the District of Columbia’s quarter reverse. Actually, Fredrick Douglas and Benjamin Banneker were options. A s you know, you never satisfy everyone. I personally am estatic about the choice … Continue reading

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Use Your African American Coin as an Opportunity to Educate, Enlighten and Entertain

Sue was sitting in the Doctors office waiting to be seen. She watched the tired faces of the people lining the walls of the office. The silence was deadly as each person waited in anticipation for their name to be … Continue reading

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What if Your District of Columbia Quarter With Duke Ellington is Minted in San Francisco?

In the last post I discussed how many 2009 District of Columbia coins were produced for circulating in Philadelphia and Denver. I did not mention those that were minted in San Francisco. Coins minted in San Francisco will have a … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Did You Know That Duke Ellington is on the Reverse of the District of Columbia Quarter?

That’s right Duke Ellington is is on the back of the District of Columbia Quarter. Read the CNN article announcing the release of the coin in 2009. When I first glanced at the title of the article I disagreed! I … Continue reading

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