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Drummer Boy Quarter – What Is It?

1776-1976-S Bicentennial Quarter with Jack Ahr’s Drummer Boy (actually a man) reverse. Image: Adobe Stock.
1776-1976-S Bicentennial Quarter with Jack Ahr’s Drummer Boy (actually a man) reverse. Image: Adobe Stock.

(n.)

Slang.

The Drummer Boy quarter is a slang term for the Bicentennial Washington quarter based on the Revolutionary War-era drummer on the reverse, designed by commercial artist Jack L. Ahr as part of a nationwide contest. Contests were also held for the 1976 Kennedy half dollar and Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar coins.

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