I got my first Alaska quarter last week and it had a big old grizzly bear on it, which was kind of neat but it seemed to put an end to my hopes of seeing a US state quarter with THREE buffaloes. Kansas came out with their one-buffalo quarter in 2005 , and then North Dakota upped the ante with their two-buffalo quarter in 2006. There were still some buffalo-possible states that could have come through with three buffalo—either Montana or Wyoming seemed kind of likely—but they didn’t. (If you are a true numismaticist fanaticist, you can check my blog post from April, 2007 to see what happened with Montana.) Anyway, once Alaska came in with the grizzly, the only one left was buffalo-unlikely Hawaii—OR SO I THOUGHT. But no!
It turns out that 2009 is gonna be the year of the Commemorative Quarters of the District of Columbia and United States Territories! I vote for the three-buffalo quarter from Guam! The Northern Mariana Islands! (Where?) It’s up to you, American Samoa! C’mon, Puerto Rico! Show us your buffalo!
2009 is gonna be the greatest numismatic year EVER.
Thanks for reading my blog post this week, and may God bless.