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1935 American Quarter
1935 American Quarter
1935 American Quarter
1935 American Quarter

1935 American Quarter

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that you'll feel better paying those parking meters.

  • Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
  • 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
  • Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

The American quarter, which is short for quarter dollars, has always been associated with the iconic bust of George Washington. It has undergone many design changes throughout the course of its history. Let's take a look at some of the notable changes the quarter has gone through before its current iteration.

American quarters were first minted back in 1796. From that time up to now, the quarter has gone through a total of six design changes:

  • Draped Bust (1796 - 1807)
  • Capped Bust (1815 - 1838)
  • Liberty Seated (1838 - 1891)
  • Barber (1892 - 1916)
  • Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930)
  • Washington (1932 - present)

The previous designs came and went, and it was the Washington quarter that stood the test of time: at 88 years and counting. The last design change of the quarter was done to pay tribute to the bicentennial birthdate of George Washington (1732). Originally, it was meant to be a commemorative coin, but Congress decided to turn it into a regular issue.

In 1935, the first parking meter was installed in the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Drivers can park their car and pay for it using quarters.

Up to now, parking meters still run on quarters. Some have been upgraded to accommodate credit card payments and payments through an app. So, if you want to park your car (especially in major cities), you better have enough quarters on you to avoid getting a ticket.

Because of its rich history, old quarters are highly sought after by collectors. Find out the top 10 most valuable quarters in circulation. Bonus video: here's how parking meters are made.

Launched on: April 20, 2020