This is part of the kids project series of my blog, the best way to start coin collecting for your kid. In my blog kids project, I am giving some suggestion on how to teach your children join this rewarding hobby with a small budget.
I start my collection in 2009 when I visit Thiru's numismatic & handicraft (Uncle Thiru already closed his hop few years ago), I saw United States 50 state quaters dollar in his coin display. It is not in a mint collection but still a good coin collection to start with. At that time, I can found 41 state coins out of 50 for almost 1 hour and it only cost me RM1.20 a piece for that coin. A total of RM49.20 for 41 piece of coin. It should be helping your kids to fill almost half of their coin book, right?
United States 50 state quaters dollars is a good coin collection to start with for your kids. United States 50 state quaters dollar come with five designs in a year starting from 1999 to 2008 with delaware as the 1st state quater coin. The quarters are released in the same order that the states joined the Union. Each quarter's reverse celebrated one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions and symbols, usually designed by a resident of that state and chosen by the state government.
US state quarter dollar-1999-Connecticut-Georgia-Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware
US state quarter dollar-2000-New Hampshire-South Carolina-Maryland-Massachusetts-Virginia
US state quarter dollar-2001-Kentucky-North Carolina-Vermont-Rhode Island-New York
US state quarter dollars-2002-Ohio-Indiana-Mississipi-Tennessee-Louisiana
US state quarter dollars-2003-Alabama-Maine-Illinois-Missouri-Arkansas
US state quarter dollars-2004-Texas-Michigan-Wisconsin-Iowa-Florida
US state quarter dollars-2005-California-Oregon-Kansas-West Virginia
US state quarter dollars-2006-Nebraska-North Dakota-Nevada-Colorado
"A quarter dollar, commonly shortened to quarter, is a coin worth 1/4 of a United States dollar, or 25 cents. The quarter has been produced since 1796. The current regular issue coin is the George Washington quarter (showing George Washington) on the front. The reverse featured an eagle prior to the 1999 50 State Quarters Program. The Washington quarter was designed by John Flanagan. It was initially issued as a circulating commemorative, but was made a regular issue coin in 1934. In 1999, the 50 State Quarters program of circulating commemorative quarters began; these have a modified Washington obverse and a different reverse for each state, ending the former Washington quarter's production completely.
The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. Between 1999 and 2008, it featured each of the 50 individual U.S. states on unique designs for the reverse of the quarter. On January 23, 2007, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 392 extending the state quarter program one year to 2009, to include the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories large enough to merit non-voting Congressional representatives: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The bill passed through the Senate and was signed into legislation by President Bush on December 27, 2007.
The program was conceived as a means of creating a new generation of coin collectors, and in that it succeeded. The 50 State Quarters program became the most successful numismatic program in history, with roughly half of the U.S. population collecting the coins, either in casual manner or as a serious pursuit. The U.S. federal government so far has made a profit of $4.6 billion from collectors taking the coins out of circulation."