2 Must-Know Secrets Behind Spotting Valuable Bicentennial Quarters

The 1970s were a turbulent moment in US history. Many 1960s causes and cultural developments continued into the 1970s. Women, African-Americans, and other oppressed groups protested for civil rights into the 1970s.

The 1970s saw significant successes. Disco ruled dance floors, while bellbottoms controlled fashion. Americans had just landed a man on the moon. Videocassettes and games entered more homes.

Perhaps the world's largest celebration began planned in the early 1970s. A multi-year celebration celebrating the Declaration of Independence's bicentennial swept the nation. 

George P. Schultz, Secretary of the Treasury, ordered Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, to design three new coins for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution and begin manufacturing on July 4, 1975.

Due to political and special interest group abuses, the Treasury Department stopped the commemorative coin program in 1954. These new coins were popular due to Bicentennial excitement. 

The Washington quarter, Kennedy half dollar, and Eisenhower dollar would have the same obverse except for 1776-1976. Jack L. Ahr's Washington quarter, Seth Huntington's Kennedy half-dollar, and Dennis R.

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