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The Penny
The Nickel
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The US Quarter
The Dime
US Coins

quarterThe quarter (also called a quarter dollar) is a US coin worth twenty five cents. Four quarters make a dollar. One quarter can be written 25¢ or $0.25.

Quarters are made out of an alloy (a mixture of metals) of 91.67 percent copper and 8.33 percent nickel (before 1965, the quarter was made out of silver). The quarter has a edge with 119 ridges. This coin is 24.26 mm in diameter and is 1.75 mm thick.

The George Washington quarter has been minted since 1932, when it replaced the Liberty quarter.

In 1999, the US Mint began producing a series of 50 state quarters, honoring each state's history, traditions, and symbols; the series will be complete in 2008 (five new state quarters are made each year -- Delaware was the first and Hawaii will be the last). George Washington is on the front (obverse) of the state quarters, and the individual states will be featured on the reverse. The quarters are issued in the order that the states joined the Union.

QUARTERS IN CIRCULATION:
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The front (obverse) of the quarter pictures a left-facing profile of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. This coin was minted in 1932; it was designed by John Flannagan.

The front reads, "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the year the coin was minted. The small initial by Washington is the mint mark, denoting the location of the US mint that produced the coin (D means Denver, Colorado, S means San Francisco, California, and P means Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

quarter reverse
The back (reverse) of the quarter pictures the presidential coat of arms (an eagle with outstretched wings).

The back reads, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (which means, "Out of many, one"), and "QUARTER DOLLAR."


The New State Quarter
state quarter front
The front (obverse) of the US states quarter pictures a left-facing profile of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America.

The front reads, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR." The small initial by Washington is the mint mark, denoting the location of the US mint that produced the coin (D means Denver, Colorado, S means San Francisco, California, and P means Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVING QUARTERS:
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Quarter Coloring Page Printout

Color the front and back of a quarter in this printout.
state quarter front

US State Quarter Obverse Coloring Page Printout

Color the front of the new state quarter in this printout.
color US coins to label

Color US Coins

Color four US coins, front and back.
US coins to label

US Coins: Label Me Printout

Label the US coins and what they are worth.
Answers


US Coins Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four cards and arrange them so they show the coins (penny, nickel dime, and quarter) in order of their value.
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Adding Quarters

Add up the quarters in these printouts:
Adding Quarters #1
Adding Quarters #2
Adding Quarters #3
Adding Quarters #4
Adding Quarters #5
Adding Quarters #6
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Subtracting Quarters

Subtract the quarters in these printouts:
Subtracting Quarters #1
Subtracting Quarters #2
Subtracting Quarters #3
dollar minus quarter

US Dollar Minus Quarters (Printable)

Subtract quarters from a dollar.
quarter groups
How Much? (Quarters): A Printout

Figure out how many money is in each group of quarters.

quarter penny groups
How Much? (Pennies and Quarters)

Figure out how much money is in each group of quarters and pennies in these printouts:
How Much? (Pennies and Quarters): Printout #1
How Much? (Pennies and Quarters): Printout #2
How Much? (Pennies and Quarters): Printout #3

quarter nickel groups
How Much? (Nickels and Quarters)

Figure out how much money is in each group of quarters and pennies in these printouts:
How Much? (Nickels and Quarters): Printout #1
How Much? (Nickels and Quarters): Printout #2
How Much? (Nickels and Quarters): Printout #3

quarter dime groups
How Much? (Dimes and Quarters)

Figure out how much money is in each group of quarters and dimes in these printouts:
How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #1
How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #2
How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #3

coin groups
How Much?

Figure out how much money is in each group of mixed coins:
How Much?: Printout #1
How Much?: Printout #2
How Much?: Printout #3
How Much?: Printout #4
How Much?: Printout #5
How Much?: Printout #6
How Much?: Printout #7
How Much?: Printout #8
How Much?: Printout #9
How Much?: Printout #10

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Match the Groups and Values of Coins: Printouts

Match each group of coins to what it's worth in these printouts:
Match Groups to Values Printout #1
Match Groups to Values Printout #2
Match Groups to Values Printout #3
Match Groups to Values Printout #4
matching amounts

US Coins: Matching Printouts

Match the coins to the amounts written in two different ways in these printouts:
Matching Printout #1
Matching Printout #2
Matching Printout #3
matching groups

Matching Groups of US Coins: Printouts

Match the groups of coins of equal amounts in these printouts:
Matching Groups Printout #1
Matching Groups Printout #2
Matching Groups Printout #3


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