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State Quarter Day In The Classroom!
Delaware Outline

On December 8, 1998, the first coin of the exciting new 50 State Quarters® Program was struck at a ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Released to banks in January 1999, the Delaware quarter design invited Americans to look at their coins in a new way!

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Delaware's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.


Delaware Quarter Reverse

Delaware Quarter

Learn more about the latest quarter and the famous ride that inspired it.


50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!


50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

FREE Lesson Plans!

The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site for use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.


State Quarter Day Classroom Activities

Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!


Connected Coins and Medals

Ben Franklin-Liberty Bell Half-Dollar Who is that man on the Delaware quarter?  Delaware's own Caesar Rodney cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of Independence in 1776.  To learn about some other coins with ties to the Independence of our nation, read up on the Ben Franklin- Liberty Bell Half-Dollar and the 1976 Bicentennial Quarter, both former HPC Coins of the Month! 1976 Bicentennial Quarter

Our Foreign Friends

Quarter Obverse The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro.  With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts). 1 Euro Obverse

Quarter Games

Puzzle Mint

Here's a challenge for your students!  Put all the pieces of the Delaware quarter back together—in three minutes or less!

Cents of Color

Are your students budding artists?  Let them try their hands at painting the Delaware quarter.  A blue horse with a red tail...let your imagination run wild!

Mark My Words

Here's a word search all about quarters and other coins.  Can your students find all the words on each list?


Birth of a Coin

A Coinage Cartoon

Do you want to show your students how quarters and other coins are made?  Check out the Birth of a Coin cartoon, which tells you all about it!

Teachers' Network

Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network.  As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!