The Guam Quarter, issued May 26, 2009, is the third issue in the DCUT Program. The coin’s release coincided with the country’s 50th anniversary. It was struck by the Philadelphia Mint and featured a well-reproduced portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. The coin also features the mintmark. A collector can purchase a Guam Quarter for around $10, and its rare condition makes it a desirable investment.
In 2009, US Mint Director Edmund Moy and Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho held an official launch ceremony in Hagatna, Guam. During the event, children were given free Guam Quarters and adults could trade in their bills for a new roll of coins. The ceremony was preceded by a collector’s coin forum. The issuance of the new coin boosted the local economy and the US Mint’s popularity.
The reverse design of the Guam quarter shows the outline of the island with two symbols associated with the island, a sailboat called the “Flying Proa” and a stone pillar known as the “latte” that was used to support ancient houses. Both of these symbols have historical significance and are represented on the coin. The coins also contain the official language of Guam and the Mariana Islands, which is Chamorro.
The P Guam quarter is worth around $0.25 in circulated condition, but a high-grade proof coin is worth over $10! The MS 67 and MS 69 coins will be worth around $30, while an uncirculated 2009 D is valued at $0.20. A lustrous uncirculated S-proof quarter will sell for over $1. However, you must remember that a Guam quarter in pristine condition is rarer than an MS 63.