Arkansas Quarters

Hang on to any of the new State of Arkansas quarters. If you have them, they may be worth much more than 25 cents. The U.S. Treasury announced today that it is recalling all of the Arkansas quarters that are part of its program featuring quarters from each state.

“We are recalling all the new Arkansas quarters that were recently issued,” Treasury Undersecretary Jack Shackleford said Monday. “This action is being taken after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices”.

The quarters were issued in the order in which the various states joined the U.S. and have been a tremendous success among coin collectors worldwide.

“The problem lies in the unique design of the Arkansas quarter, which was created by a University of Arkansas graduate,” Shackleford said. “Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices.”

Hat tip: Roche the pet rock
Image Credit:Coin Pix

  38 comments for “Arkansas Quarters

  1. June 6, 2015 at 12:48 am

    That's a good one Sandee, but would be more fitting for the so-called Golden State now that the boys in Sacramento are trying to hold everything there that's falling apart together with duct tape! It appears that ignorance has moved west!

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

      We are rapidly becoming Mexico and have been a welfare state for a very long time. πŸ™

  2. June 6, 2015 at 1:40 am

    hmm…. They need to be using some of that 200 mile an hour duct tape that the NASCAR pit crews use.

    big hugs x0x0

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Or make the slots bigger. There's that. πŸ™‚

  3. June 6, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I was wondering why it was being recalled. Hilarious.

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

      It's southern humor at its best. πŸ™‚

  4. June 6, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Yep, them folks are using the WRONG duct tape. Hahaha

    Have a super duper weekend. Big hugs, honey…

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

      They sure are honey. πŸ™‚

  5. June 6, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Heeheehee! You won't get mine, although i did wonder why i have so much trouble fitting them into the little collector book i have!

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

      You crack me up. πŸ™‚

  6. June 6, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Now that is a good one. So duct tape doesn't hold everything together. Who knew. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit all have a fantastic Saturday.

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:02 am

      No it doesn't Marg and you're right…who knew. πŸ™‚

  7. June 6, 2015 at 5:32 am

    I knew that there was something going on once I started reading dealing with quarters.
    At least it's not pennies. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a beautiful Saturday Sandee. Enjoy the time on the water. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:02 am

      I got this from Empress Bee. She loves her southern humor. πŸ™‚

  8. June 6, 2015 at 5:43 am

    I didn't see that coming. LOL And here I thought you could fix the world with duct tape, bungee cords and electrical ties.

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:03 am

      I thought so too, but we were wrong. πŸ™‚

  9. June 6, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I good reason to never use parking metres again πŸ™‚

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Too much work indeed. πŸ™‚

  10. June 6, 2015 at 6:27 am

    LMAO good ole duct tape huh, I didn't see that coming either haha!

    Have a quartertastic Saturday :-h

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

      I didn't either and I should have. πŸ™‚

  11. June 6, 2015 at 7:35 am

    and here I thought it would have to do with the Clintons Crime Foundation…..bwa hahahah

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:09 am

      You nailed that. Crime Foundation indeed. πŸ™‚

  12. June 6, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I sent this to my sister in AR and I'm waiting for the flying frying pans to get here.

    • June 6, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Now a true southern belle sent this to me. Well her pet rock did, but you get the idea. πŸ™‚

  13. June 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

    That explains a lot … c-)

  14. June 6, 2015 at 9:58 am

    LMAO Best one yet πŸ™‚

    • June 6, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thanks Louise. The one you sent me this morning will post next Thursday. πŸ™‚

  15. June 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Bwahahaha I read the whole thing, and as I was reading I'm thinking I wonder if I have any because I do have all the quarters of the states in a nice cardboard of the U.S. & saving for my grandkids, BUT then I read the last line oh & I was reading it out loud to my hubby. When we read the punch line we both bust out laughing. Dave spit his coffee out. What a surprise punch line. LOL Thanks for sharing & thanks for stopping by & your kind comment. Also very nice to meet you. Please do stop by again. If you like music we have a fun thing we do on Mondays called Mondays Music Moves Me. Steve plays and I see your featuring him & so does Mike of rambling stuff, and many other I'm sure you know. Nice to meet you and I shall look for your social networks & follow you. HUGS & Have a great weekend my new friend πŸ™‚

    • June 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. I've added you to my reader. Nice to meet you too. πŸ™‚

  16. June 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    and here I thought duct tape worked on everything. If they can't get the quarters in the parking meter they can use the duct tape to stick them to the outside of the meter

    • June 7, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Whatever works is my philosophy too. πŸ™‚

  17. June 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Even though I wouldn't have any, being Canadian and all, I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thank you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • June 7, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Yep, you have to be southern to grasp this one. πŸ™‚

  18. LAC
    June 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Hmmm, I thought it was going to have some kind of Duggar punch line. Didn't see that one coming. Hope you had a great weekend.

    • June 8, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Nope this was pure Empress Bee southern. We're still on the boat and will return home this afternoon. πŸ™‚

  19. June 8, 2015 at 11:10 am

    That probably is the problem!

    • June 8, 2015 at 11:27 am

      It is the problem Binky. πŸ™‚

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