2017 Frederick Douglass Quarters Officially in Circulation from U.S. Mint

American currency honoring Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.


The newest quarter portrays Douglass at a writing desk in the foreground and an outline of his home in Washington, D.C. in the background. Inscriptions include “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” (image via coinnews.net)

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According to coinnews.net, famed abolitionist and activist Frederick Douglass has become the latest historic icon to land on U.S. currency. Designed by Thomas Hipschen and engraved by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, Douglass is now on the U.S. quarter, which was released by the U.S. Mint on Tuesday.

400 million Douglass quarters will be in circulation and are also available to order online, in 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags. Buyers have the option of quarters produced at the U.S. Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.

The design — which features Douglass writing in the front of his Southeast, Washington, D.C. home…

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 “Allan Sherman – Hello Muddah Hello Faddah (1963)” 

Many of you have either registered or are registering your child(ren) for Summer Camp. Here is a Back in the Day Song to add Laughs to your day!!

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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)” is a Grammy Award-winningnovelty songbyAllan ShermanandLou Busch, based on letters of complaint Allan received from his son Robert while Robert attended Camp Champlain inWestport,New York.[1]

The songEdit

The song is aparodythat complains about the fictional “Camp Granada” and is set to the tune ofAmilcare Ponchielli‘s “Dance of the Hours“. The name derives from the first lines:

Hello Muddah,
Hello Fadduh.
Here I am at
Camp Granada.
Camp is very
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining

The lyrics go on to describe unpleasant, dangerous, and tragic developments, such as fellow campers going missing or contracting deadly illnesses. He asks how his “precious little brother” is doing, and begs to be taken home, afraid of being left out…

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