1: The Bicentennial quarter, minted in 1976, had both a new design and doubled as a quarter collector's item.

2: This quarter features a colonial drummer and a victory torch, symbolizing America's bicentennial celebration.

3: The bicentennial quarter was minted in honor of the 200th anniversary of the United States' independence.

4: The decision to mint a special quarter was part of a larger commemorative coin program during the bicentennial year.

5: These quarters are made of copper-nickel and have a dual date of 1776-1976 on the obverse side.

6: The bicentennial quarter was the first time a special reverse design was used on a circulating U.S. coin.

7: The bicentennial quarter was designed by Jack L. Ahr and Dennis R. Williams, who chose the winning design.

8: The bicentennial quarter is a popular coin among collectors, with some variations fetching high prices on the market.

9: The bicentennial quarter's unexpected popularity and unique design have made it a cherished piece of American numismatic history.