Thursday, December 23

Facts about Quarters

Quarter Facts


Today is a great day to be thankful and count all your blessings!! We have so much to be grateful for in this life; sometimes, we overlook all the blessings surrounding us. So, take a moment and just look around and see how much you have to be thankful for.

We are on the letter Qq of the gratitude alphabet. Q is for a quarter! What are you thankful for that begins with the letter Q?

I'm thankful for the quarters! I like to save quarters in a plastic teddy bear bank for my children. When the bank is filled with quarters, my children and I count them and put them on the quarter rollers. Then we take them to the bank and cash them in for paper currency. They divide the money equally between the two of them and go shopping.

Did you know the first quarter made by the U.S. Mint was in 1796? Yep, that was a very long time ago! They were made of silver. From 1796 to 1930, the front (obverse) of the quarter had the Goddess of Liberty on it, and the back (reverse) had an eagle in flight on it.

 

How many quarters does it take to make $10.00?

 

Facts about quarters:

1. One quarter is twenty-five (25) cents. It takes 4 quarters to make $1.00.

2. In 1932, the U.S. Mint replaced the Goddess of Liberty with George Washington’s bust on the quarter. On the back, there is an eagle. George Washington has appeared in all quarters from 1932 to the present year, 2021. The back side of the quarter has changed over the years.

3. In 1965, the U.S. Mint stopped making quarters with silver. Quarters after 1965 are made from nickel and copper.

4. From 1999 to 2008, the U.S. Mint honored each of the fifty states with a quarter designed for each state.

5. In 2009, the U.S. Mint produced six more quarters to honor each of the following U.S. territories: Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands.

6. From January to April 2021, the United States Mint produced about 758,000,000 quarters. That is a lot of quarters!!

 


Books about quarters/money:

1. The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Williams

2. The History of Money: by Martin Jenkins

3. The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense by Stan Berenstain

4. Money for Beginners by Eddie Reynolds

Parents ensure books are child-friendly before reading them to their/children.



Get a printable quarter coloring worksheet here: 

Q is for the Quarter

 


 

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