What Are United States Quarters Made of?


United States quarters are made of an alloy. It is 91.67-percent copper, and 8.33-percent nickel. The quarter had previously been made of silver before 1965. In 1999 a series of 50 state quarters were released by the US Mint. The last quarter in the series was released in 2008.
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US Mint's 50 State Quarters Program
Between 1999 and 2008, the US Mint released a commemorative quarter about every 10 weeks honoring each of the 50 states. The quarters were issued in the order each state entered the Union.
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