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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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Who Designed the Reverse of the District of Columbia’s Quarter with Duke Ellington?

As you already know from prior posts  coin’s reverse design features an image of  Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington seated at a piano with the inscriptions, DUKE ELLINGTON and JUSTICE FOR ALL, the District’s official motto.  The District of Columbia quarter … 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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