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Currency - Dollar=100 cents
Face value: Quarter dollar ($1/4=25 cents)
Type - commemorative coin 50 States Quarters Series
Composition - copper-nickel clad copper
Diameter - 24.3 mm
Weight - 5.67 grams
Mint Mark: D (Denver), P (Philadelphia)
Coin value in condition:
UNC (Uncirculated - without traces of circulation) - ~1 USD.00
XF (Extremely Fine) - 0.25-0.50
Worse than "XF" - 0.25 USD
This territory had been explored by Sir Walter Raleig, who in 1584 and commanded by Queen Elizabeth I of England organized an expedition to form colonies on behalf of England and thus fight its main enemy, Spain, in the New World.
This design commemorates the 400 years old of Jamestown, England's first permanent colony in America, hence the legend "Quadracentennial".
The 3 ships that appear were the first ships to bring settlers to these lands.
On April 10, 1606, King James I of England decided to send a colonizing expedition to the New World.
This expedition was made up of 3 ships that left London on December 20, 1606, on May 12, 1607, and after suffering many hardships on the high seas, arrived at a small island in the James River, 60 miles above the Chesapeake Bay.
Replicas of the 3 ships that arrived at Jamestown.
Sir Walter Raleig, founder of Virginia
James I of England.