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U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter (Got one yet?)

The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

The official release ceremony for the U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter was today. It took place this morning at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas. There were various speeches and lots of people, kids and teachers attending the historic day. Stay tuned for a Colors of Paradise TV Show on the event! Yes VInow was there covering the ceremony... and getting a quarter!

So... have you gotten your U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter yet? And how did you get it (change at the grocery store, bank, ordered it from the U.S. Mint...?)

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 9, 2009 6:02 pm
halfman
(@halfman)
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Found two in my back pocket here in NC yesterday when I went to lunch. Maybe release was earlier up here. Is that little bump I see Water Island?

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Posted : October 10, 2009 7:43 am
ncald
(@ncald)
Estimable Member

It must have been an earlier release in the states because I got one a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I don't know where I got it and I probably used it for change already.

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Posted : October 10, 2009 9:02 am
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

Hey halfman & speedr1023, Yes the coin was released earlier, September 28th. The official ceremony in the USVI for the release however was yesterday (October 9th).

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 10, 2009 12:34 pm
sherban
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Posted : October 10, 2009 4:19 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Prominent Member

The Mint has been selling proof VI quarters for months, so I got one from ebay about two months ago. I'm trying to find a silver bezel and chain so I can wear it as a necklace.

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Posted : October 11, 2009 7:55 am
53jmoon
(@53jmoon)
Eminent Member

Good Afternoon:
i was fortunate enough to obtain one - it was given to me last week as a gift.
Making into a necklace is a great idea, ms411.
Yes, there is a dot - for Water Island - I thought that was neat!!!
53jmoon

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Posted : October 11, 2009 2:06 pm
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

ms411 - great idea. I had wondered if any of the local jewelers would make pendants or charms with the quarters or with the quarters design. Have you seen anything like that in a store?

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2009 2:19 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Prominent Member

I don't think anybody's made jewelry from it yet, but the bezels aren't that expensive on ebay, I don't think. But, there's some reason why I don't have one, but can't remember now what the reason is. Maybe I couldn't find sterling silver in quarter size, or maybe I was waiting to get another coin so as not to lessen the value of the proof. I can't keep up with my own mind! :@)

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Posted : October 13, 2009 12:05 pm
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

Thanks Ms411. The quarter/design definitely seems like something some local jewelers would incorporate. If you see any quarter pendants or anything like that, let us know.

Anyone else find, receive, order a USVI quarter yet?

PS: The Colors of Paradise TV show about the official release ceremony is coming soon and it includes an interview with the Governor... the U.S. Mint Deputy Director.... AND one of our message board regulars! 😉 Stay tuned.

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2009 6:53 pm
ms411
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I went to Scotia Bank today to see the regular quarter (as opposed to the proof quarter I have). The proof is much nicer for jewelery, I think, so I'm going to order another one and a bezel. The proof I got had "cameo" in the description, so there's more contrast between the images and the background. Much brighter, too.

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Posted : October 16, 2009 1:20 pm
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

The episode on the Release Ceremony for the U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter is now up on Colors of Paradise TV. Check it out; speeches and interviews with the Governor, U.S. Mint Deputy Director and with Ronnie (one of our message board regulars)! Also great shots of quelbe dancers, people dressed in traditional madras outfits, mocko jumbies and more!

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2009 2:27 pm
RonUSVI
(@ronusvi)
Noble Member

Yes, it was a nice historic day!

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Posted : October 19, 2009 8:10 am
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

Thanks Ronnie for being in the video!

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2009 7:18 pm
halfman
(@halfman)
Active Member

I watched the video. Notice how she said it showed "all three of the islands?" If you see her on the street, tell her the bump is island number 4: Water Island. Just can't get no respect...

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Posted : October 21, 2009 11:20 am
notahippie
(@notahippie)
Estimable Member

AACK!!

I need to watch my change!

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Posted : October 22, 2009 5:17 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Prominent Member

You can get ready-made state quarter necklaces (including VI of course!) from http://www.coinsofamerica.com for a whopping $24. They made ScotiaBank's commemorative product.

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Posted : October 22, 2009 8:46 pm
The Islander
(@theislander)
Island Expert Admin

Thanks Ms411.

--Islander

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Topic starter Posted : October 23, 2009 10:27 am