New England is known for its four seasons. Skiing, daffodils, beaches, and leaf-peeping – that’s New England and that is where we CHUG.
These photos illustrate and celebrate all four.
If only all lost coins would drop onto a soft tuft of grass or a bright red maple leaf...that, however, is not the case.
Lost coins have to survive the harshest conditions hoping to be found so they can be appreciated again. Snow, rain, ice, snowplows, cars, trucks, tar, oil, gum, gravel…you get the picture. It’s not surprising that many are found and rescued in pretty rough settings. These pictures show that reality.
We have found 21 of the 50 state quarters (plus the District of Columbia). We just found a Florida quarter! At the present rate we anticipate finding the 50th state coin in 2029. The coins all have been found with the state design facing up. No flipping allowed.
Here’s a little info about the state quarters.
Starting with Delaware in 1999, the Mint issued a quarter honoring each state the last one was Hawaii in 2008. Each coin was released in the order that the state ratified the Constitution or was admitted to the Union. Each quarter was produced for only 10 weeks and will never be produced again.
The heads side of the coins are all identical and unlike other coins it does not show the year it was produced, that appears with the state design on the reverse. Another unusual feature that was required to accommodate the state designs, the words "United States of America," "Quarter Dollar," "Liberty," and "In God We Trust" all appear on the heads side.