Ryan's Piggy Bank - Territories 25c
2009-S Silver District of Columbia

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - STATES & TERRITORIES - PROOF
Item Description: 25C 2009 S SILVER DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 UC
Owner: Alaska Coin Nut

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Ryan's Piggy Bank - Territories 25c   Score: 194
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The District has a total area of 68.3 square miles, of which 61.4 square miles is land and 6.9 square miles (10.16%) is water. The District is no longer 100 square miles due to the retrocession of the southern portion of the District back to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1846. The District's current area consists only of territory ceded by the state of Maryland. Washington is therefore surrounded by the states of Maryland to the southeast, northeast, and northwest and Virginia to the southwest. The District has three major natural flowing streams: the Potomac River and its tributaries the Anacostia River and Rock Creek. Tiber Creek, a watercourse that once passed through the National Mall, was fully enclosed underground during the 1870s.

Contrary to the urban legend, Washington was not built on reclaimed swampland. While wetlands did cover areas along the two rivers and other natural streams, the majority of the District's territory consisted of farmland and tree-covered hills. The highest natural point in the District of Columbia is Point Reno, located in Fort Reno Park in the Tenleytown neighborhood, at 409 feet above sea level. The lowest point is sea level at the Potomac River.

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