Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q = Quarter

Q is for Quarter
(A-Z theme: changes through history)

Quarter (n): one fourth of a U.S. or Canadian dollar, equivalent to 25 cents. (yes, there are other definitions, but that's the one I'm talking about today)

The Canadian quarter usually features the caribou on the reverse side:

And Queen Elizabeth on the obverse side:

From time to time it comes in single commemorative designs such as the following. My kids love collecting these:)

2004 Remembrance Day Quarter featuring the corn poppy.

2006 Pink Ribbon Quarter

2010 Vancouver Olympics Athletes (this one is Cindy Klassen)

2011 Legendary Nature - Orca Quarter

There are dozens of these quarters in circulation.  Did you learn anything new?


Ciara said...

My son asked me about the half-dollar or dollar coin a few weeks ago. I hadn't realized how many different versions had been made.

Shelly said...

My stepdaughter collects quarters.

Damyanti said...

Those are some cute-looking quarters! :)

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 17 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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Annalisa Crawford said...

I love the colour on those commemorative coins. I'm not sure British coins have ever had colour... or maybe I just haven't noticed.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Wow, those are all awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, that your quarters are cooler looking than ours!

Erin M. Hartshorn said...

The color versions are wonderful!


Christine Rains said...

I've never seen those quarters. I'm Canadian, but I fell for an American and live in the states with him. I miss Canada's lovely colorful coins and bills.