Cecilia A. writes: A friend collects coins. He is having the hardest time finding a 1975 Quarter. I read that in 1975 and 1976 Quarters were minted with the Bicentennial dates. Does this mean that there were no quarters issued for the year of 1975? Please let me know so that I may either stop my search or continue looking.
There are no U.S. quarters dated 1975. The Bicentennial design with the date 1776-1976 was struck for two years. The government wanted to make sure that the Bicentennial design did not become scarce or that it would be hoarded.