When the US Treasury announced the design and release of a special quarter for each state, they also released a special map that would hold each quarter as they were put into circulation. Even people who didn’t care about collecting coins were excited by this, and search each handful of change they received as a release date of a new quarter passed. The quarters are very distinctive, and even though they are far from rare, they are still collectible items. As with all collectible items, a separate industry has sprung up around them, mainly for the sake of displaying, trading, collecting, cataloguing, and educating about the item. In the case of the state quarters, the separate industry involves displaying quarters. There are many different ways to store and showcase your quarters, some of them more whimsical than others. The most adorable, whimsical, and precious way to showcase your state quarters is with the one of a kind Quarter Bears we have available on this website.
The bears are bean-bag style instead of plushies, and they come in a multitude of colors. In fact, the variety of colors is one of the most distinctive traits about the quarter bears. They have a see-through pocket on their chest that’s the right size for a state quarter. Each bear has the state name, the year of statehood, and the year of the quarter release embroidered on their chest. The back of the bear has the state flag, and the American flag is embroidered on the bottom of the bear’s foot. The bears come in two different sizes. The most common is 8.5 inches, and it sits up on any flat surface, though a super collectible, much larger size is available. Sitting at eighteen inches tall, the larger version of the quarter bear truly makes a statement. These quarter bears are not just popular in the States. There are collectors from all over the world.