In 1976, the United States celebrated the bi-centennial of gaining freedom from…. the US! Yes, it was over two hundred years ago that the two nations split, fiscally but not emotionally. The US Mint made new designs for the 25c, 50c and $1 coins. We knew we had some of the 1976 Quarters or 25c pieces in Proof, the only problem was finding them? Well, 4-5 years later, here they are. We never lose anything, but we do misplace the odd coin or two. You have a drummer beating his drum with a flame in a circle behind. It is a one year design, Choice Proof coins, struck in cupronickel by the US Mint and finally available to you again!
This is the first time that we have been able to offer the United States Statehood Quarter Collection in Proof Silver. In the past we have offered cupro-nickel proofs, this is our first set we have had struck in silver proof. This set was issued in 2001 and represented the States of New York – Statue of Liberty, North Carolina – The Wright Brothers, Rhode Island – sailing, Vermont – maple syrup, and Kentucky – horse racing. Each coin has George Washington on the obverse and they are struck in 900 fine Proof Silver. You get all five coins in the Official US Mint display case. Now 20 years old and getting more and more difficult to get. This is the first time we have been able to offer them.