Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Kansas quarter rears head in Lawrence

September 15, 2005

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Kansas quarters are starting to appear in Lawrence.

"We've had some really good responses to them," said Katrina Scott at Peoples Bank, which was giving the quarters away to customers. "People have called and asked before they come in, 'Do you have the Kansas quarters? Can I buy them in a roll?'"

The Kansas quarter, which features a buffalo and sunflower, was unveiled last Friday at the State Fair in Hutchinson. Banks are getting them now.

Clerks at several downtown businesses said Wednesday they hadn't seen the state quarter yet. Amanda Vail, branch manager for Central National Bank in downtown Lawrence, said the excitement has been limited mainly to collectors so far.

Joetta Weaver picked up four of the new Kansas buffalo quarters Wednesday morning at Douglas County State Bank.

Joetta Weaver picked up four of the new Kansas buffalo quarters Wednesday morning at Douglas County State Bank.

"Once there's more publicity for it, I think we'll have more requests," she said.

Steve Neher, owner of Kansas Coin Collection at 846 Ill., Suite C., said he liked the new quarter.

"It's not so busy you can't see what's on it," he said.

The Kansas quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarters Program, which still has 16 states to go over the next three years before the project is complete.

Comments

Liberty 9 years, 10 months ago

How much silver is in the new quarter? Or are they just another clad coin??? If it is a clad coin, where is the underlying worth? Better to have gold or silver coin than a worthless clad coin.

On the complementary side, the buffalo is nice.

Todd 9 years, 10 months ago

Where did you crawl out of? US hasn't used an significant amounts of gold/silver in their money in ages. Heck, even the currency hasn't been backed by gold/silver in decades.

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