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Shout out to the Washington crossing the Delaware 2021 quarter!

Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

In my opinion the crossing the Delaware design was one of the best quarter designs the US Mint has done in the last two decades … the obverse was similar to the pre-1999 state quarter series and slightly more high relief than the more modern quarter designs, state or ATB’s … and it was quickly replaced and 2021 was the only year for this design so it’s truly a “one and done” - I’d say it’s my favorite modern quarter! Let’s see your favorite quarter! Show us your favorite and make sure to tell us why it’s your favorite….!!


  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The design of the top is great. The bottom left is a collection of scabbard, oars and fist that point at or from his crotch. His sword is enough.
    I taught high school a few years.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a good design... referring to the reverse. So much better than the statehood designs. As to the obverse.... George is George... That is a very nice quarter overall. Cheers, RickO

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s the George that I saw most of my life and my favorite . The SQ and ATB George is a poser. AW George is good.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2023 7:07AM

    It's tough as nails to find a certified one. The grading companies and the dealers have really tighten up on this. It used to be that you could buy "the failures" that graded PR-69 for $10 to $20. Not any more.

    As for the design, it's okay. What's more important is that it recalls a time when Washington was "on the road (river)" to save the American Revolution when things were looking the bleakest.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz - I agree the Washington is the pre-1999 design that I grew up with as well - so glad they brought it back, even if only for one year (and was shared with the last ATB in 2021 with the ATB design)..
    @ricko did you like the SQ and ATB obverses better? What about the new ones (2022 and on)

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me the obverse seems a bit higher relief than the SQ or ATB’s which are noticeably “flatter” on the obverse…

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Che_Grapes .... I am not a big fan of the obverse, or any obverse that features a politician. Cheers, RickO

  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like this one as well as the bicentennial. Don't think too much of the new ones.

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The change to a higher relief mimicks what became of the Kennedy Half starting in 2014. If I recall correctly, the flat relief impressions that began to really be used and seen in the 1990s were done to prolong the life of the dies striking the blanks. I like the Crossing the Delaware design and wish it had continued beyond 2021, getting minted alongside the Women quarters.

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  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a fantastic design! I’ve been carrying a clad proof as a pocket piece since March 2021.
    I also really like the 2005 Buffalo nickel.
    If the mint had kept those two designs as the normal circulating design, half of our normal circulating coins would have nice designs.

    Here’s my pocket proof…

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    Why? Because this is a much better design than a dead president.

    The Type 2 is more in line with what MacNeil wanted. MacNeil disapproved of the type 1 which is why the type 2 exists. Too bad it's hard to get fully struck ones. The US Mint should make them as a bullion coin or something.

  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have liked this one better for a while.

  • I like the design well enough. Just wish they used the same font for the date that the 1990s quarters used, and that E pluribus unum wasn't italicized for some reason

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