The new quarter commemorating the District of Columbia went into release this week. It’s good to see one of America’s most outstanding composers honored. In spite of the cut-off piano, I like this design.
Representative Mike Castle of Delaware has sponsored follow-up legislation that will keep special quarters rolling out of Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco for the next twelve years.
National Park Quarters will keep the new designs coming to complement the first president on our 25-cent pieces.
While I like many of these designs, and I applaud the State Quarter program, I do think these efforts dodge the need to redesign coinage. I’d rather have all the circulating coins redesigned and save the special series for collectors’ items. It’s time to give the special series a rest.