2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set

2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set - Click to Enlarge

2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set - Click to Enlarge

Keeping with its product tradition of offering annual sets featuring yearly quarter-dollars in collector proof condition, the United States Mint launched the 2009 District of Columbia and US Territories Quarters Proof Set on Jan. 5 for the price of $14.95.

The set was actually the first coin product released by the US Mint in 2009. It includes clad proofs of the six 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters that honor:

  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • American Samoa
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

These commemorative quarters follow on the heals of the highly successful 50 States Quarters® Program. But while that series lasted 10 years, the 2009 quarter series is one year only and will be replaced by 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters.

Each quarter in the set is struck in proof condition. The US Mint describes proof coins as "extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background." These coins also bear the "S" mint mark, denoting they were produced at the Mint's facility in San Francisco.

2009 DC and US Territories Quarters (Proof Versions) - Click to Enlarge

2009 DC and US Territories Quarters (Proof Versions) - Click to Enlarge

The mintage level for all United States proof sets is based on demand. The demand is generally strong for most of them. Collectors purchased 672,438 of the 2008 State Quarters Proof Set, according to US Mint sales figures. Those sets were launched on Jan. 30, 2008 and went off sale nearly twelve months later with the 2009 release.

As a comparison of sorts, as of Sept. 6, 2009 the Mint reported that 535,506 of the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set had been sold.

The United States Mint has several different types of proof set offerings for 2009, including:

  • 2009 US Mint Proof Set
  • 2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set
  • 2009 US Mint DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set
  • 2009 US Mint Presidential Dollars Proof Set
  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Proof Set
  • Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set

Note that the list contains a set with silver proof quarters.

DC & US Territories Proof Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: S
Composition: 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% copper
Weight: 5.670 gms
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Edge: reeded
Date of Issue: 2009
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: William Cousins, based on John Flanagan's original work
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Based on Design

2009 Quarters Resources