2009 American Samoa Quarter

2009 American Samoa Proof Quarter, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 American Samoa Proof Quarter, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

The 2009 American Samoa Quarter is the fourth in a series of six coins from the US Mint celebrating the District of Columbia and the five United States territories.

The Samoa quarter was launched in July and features several ceremonial items as well as a beach. The Motto of American Samoa is also seen - "SAMOA MUAMUA LE ATUA", which means "Samoa, God is First".

The economy severely affected how many American Samoa quarters were struck for circulation, and limited that number to only 82,200,000, making it the lowest mintage figure for a quarter up to that point for many years before.

American Samoa Quarter Design

2009 American Samoa Proof Quarter, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 American Samoa Proof Quarter, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: William Cousins version of the original John Flanagan portrait of George Washington is featured on the obverse. Also seen are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "QUARTER DOLLAR," "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the mintmark.

Reverse design: Stephen Clark's design of several Samoan ceremonial items is featured on the reverse. Included items are a ava bowl, whisk and staff. A coconut tree is also seen on a shoreline. The inscriptions "AMERICAN SAMOA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "2009" and "SAMOA MUAMUA LE ATUA" (Samoa, God is First) are all seen as well.

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
Face Value: $.25
Date: 2009
Condition: Circulated, Uncirculated & Proof
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Standard Weight: 5.670 g
Standard Diameter: 24.26 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 110-161
Obverse Design: John Flanagan/William Cousins
Reverse Design: Stephen Clark/Charles Vickers

Product Availability

Circulation Issue Date: July 27 , 2009
Release Price: $.25 for circulation quality
Mintage Limits: based on demand
Order Limits: Unlimited
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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Sold In: by itself, 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, United States Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set, 2009 American Samoa Official First Day Coin Cover, United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set, United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set, United States Mint 2009 Proof Set, 2009 American Samoa Two-Roll Set, 2009 American Samoa 100-Coin Bag, 2009 American Samoa 1000-Coin Bag
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