State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …


State Quarterlies is a series of articles uncovering the hidden histories behind the designs seen on American coins. From 1999–2008, the US Mint released a succession of quarters commemorating each of the country’s 50 states, amounting to the release of roughly five new, independently curated designs per year. For years, interest in these shiny notes of legal tender sat solely with nit-picking coin collectors and wizened packrats. But, the further you look into the stories behind these benign images of wildlife, covered wagons, and ships at full mast, the more intriguing these pieces become. …

Maylin Pavletic

Maylin Pavletic is a writer and comedian based out of NYC. Her main goal in life is to create things which make weirdos feel less alone in the world.

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