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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1964-D Washington Quarter, Reverse of 1965

Quarters, quarters, quarters. While having been a part of the United States’ coinage for many, many decades, it feels as if the talk about the denomination has amped up within the last few years. It makes sense, really, given that the end of the America the Beautiful series (2010-2021) came in early 2021, a very limited Washington Crossing the Delaware took its place for the remainder of the year, and a brand new four-year series was introduced in 2022 with the American Women Quarters program.

While the Washington quarter has been around for a long time now, it has been through its fair share of design changes. One of those changes occurred in the middle of the 1960s and created a variety from an error. That quarter dollar is the subject of our next 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coin blog series entry modeled after the Whitman Publishing fourth edition. With help from authors Jeff Garrett and Scott Schechter in addition to some of the most influential coin more