THE ONE AND ONLY
Once in a while I like to write about coins that would make a nice display, exhibit, or presentation at not much cost.
The 1776-1976-S Bicentennial 40% Silver Quarter is the only quarter struck in 40% silver composition. The prices for the quarters are reasonable. In COIN WORLD "Trends" the value in MS65 or PF65 is $10. The 3-piece Mint Set which includes a half dollar and dollar coin is around $20. (issued price $9) The 3-piece Proof Set is $25. (Issued price $15)
On July 4, 1966, the Senate Joint Resolution 162, established the American Revolution Bicentennial Committee. The committee recommended coins, medals, stamps, etc. Clifford Mishler, a committee member, recommended open competition for the coinage designs. Jack L. Ahr design was chosen for the quarter design.
Reference: Walter Breen.s Complete Encyclopedia o U.S. and Colonial Coins, 1988