The United States Mint introduced the 2009-P Puerto Rico Quarter on April 2, 2009. The coin is the second in the new Commemorative Quarters Program. Although the coins are difficult to find in perfect condition, it is still possible to find examples in MS67 and better. This article will go over some important factors to consider when purchasing a 2009-P Puerto Rico Quarter. The value of a coin depends on its condition and its rarity.
The obverse of the new coin displays a modified version of the Washington Quarter, with the word “United States of America” spelled on the obverse. The reverse of the coin features a sentry box, a Puerto Rican hibiscus, and the phrase “Isla del Encanto.”
The 2009-P Puerto Rico State Quarter was designed by Joseph Menna. This coin is also issued in silver as part of proof sets. The silver variety of the coin will be marked with an “S” mintmark. You can expect to pay between $5 and $10 for a single silver coin. You can expect a silver-plated quarter to have a mintmark of “S.”
The 2009 Puerto Rico Quarter was the second coin in the DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Program, which was authorized after the 50 State Quarters Program ended. This program featured six additional quarters with designs of non-state jurisdictions. The Puerto Rico Quarter was released on March 30, 2009. The mintages of the coin declined compared to the previous release, but the reduction was caused by the slowing economy and the backwash of old coinage entering the system.
The standard PR-2009 P Puerto Rico Quarter is worth $0.25 in uncirculated condition, but the value of the coin is considerably higher if it is certified MS-63 or MS-67. The uncirculated version of the 2009-P Puerto Rico Quarter can be worth up to $11 if it is in PR 66DC or PR 69DC. It is a rare coin and if it has been graded MS67 or higher, it is worth around $11.
The design was approved by the U.S. Mint on July 31, 2008 after Puerto Rico’s Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila and the Cultural Institute teamed up to develop reverse design narratives for the San Juan landmark, Santa Catalina Palace. The United States Mint created artistic renderings and submitted them to Puerto Rico for approval. The Secretary of the Treasury approved the design on July 31, 2008.
The United States Mint has issued a variety of different coins throughout the years. From 1999 to 2008, 50 State quarters were issued. From 2010 to 2021, the Mint has issued America the Beautiful Quarters, which will feature a different state each year. These coins are available to collectors and are very popular. This is because they feature unique images and artwork that showcases the diversity of American culture.