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D. C. Quarters Feature Duke Ellington
January 28, 2009

D.C. Quarters Out Today

I believe the District of Columbia quarters are set to hit circulation today. This is the first in the series of six Territories and Possesion quarter issues, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands. The Washington D.C. quarter features Duke Ellington of Take the A Train fame.

With the recent inauguration of President Barack Obama, I would think this new U.S. Mint product for Washington D.C., honoring an African American icon of popular culture might be very much in demand. The design sports Ellington beside his piano, where all of us Jazz folks love to see and hear him.

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Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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