This will be the first release of the 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Program. During 2009 a total of six new quarters will be released. The next five quarters will feature Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands.
The District of Columbia Quarter features a depiction of Duke Ellington seated at a piano. It was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions include “Duke Ellington” on the piano and “Justice For All.”
The quarters will be available in a two-roll set, with one roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, priced at $32.95.
The quarters will also be offered in 100-coin bags priced at $32.95 and 1,000-coin bags priced at $309.95. The bags will be available from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints.