A quarter has 119 ridges around its edge. Coins with ridges have what is known as reeded edges. Quarters, dimes, half dollars and some dollar coins have reeded edges.
Coins have been made with reeded edges for fraud prevention for nearly as long as coins have been minted using precious metals. When silver coins had smooth edges, clippers carefully shaved away some of the coins' edges and sold the metal for a profit. Adding a reeded edge made it impossible for clippers to remove material from the coin without it being noticed. Nickels and pennies do not have reeded edges because the metals they are made from have never been valuable.Learn More
The United States quarter is one-sixteenth of an inch thick and weighs 0.2 ounces, according to the U.S. Mint. The obverse (heads) bears the image of President George Washington, while the reverse (tails) depicts alternate designs of national parks and sites. Prior to 1999, the reverse featured an eagle.Full Answer >
The volume of a quarter is 808.53 mm3. A quarter is a cylinder with a diameter of 24.26 mm and a thickness, or height, of 1.75 mm. The volume of a cylinder is found by taking the radius of the cylinder squared times the height of the cylinder times pi.Full Answer >
There is no significant difference in the net worth of any given state quarter. So many cast from 1999 through 2008 that many decades need to pass before there is a significant increase in their value.Full Answer >
As noted by CoinTrackers.com, a 1962 U.S. Washington quarter is valued from $6 for a quarter in poor, or heavily worn, condition to about $17 for one in perfect condition. There were about 36,156,000 of these quarters minted.Full Answer >