The quarter dollar has been in production nearly as long as the rest of the United States produced coinage. The initial design was minted in 1796, and only minted again in 1804 with a design change featuring a different eagle on the reverse. That brief run lasted until 1807 when it was discontinued until the next design was approved and produced in 1815. Even then the Capped bust design was sporadic in production. In 1838 consistant production was finally necessary in the Seated Liberty motif, only varying in design as the coin varied in weight and metal content until 1891. The Liberty Head, or Barber design followed, and was sequentially followed by the Standing Liberty design. The Washington design began in 1932 to commemorate the 200th birthday of our nation's Founding Father and first President. Though still sporting President Washington, the reverse designs have changed yearly from 1999 and will continue to do so until further notice as the mint commemorates each State and a majority of the beautiful parks that grace the face of this great nation.