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Episode 22 – Two Bits – New Mexico State Quarter


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New Mexico State Quarter
Two Bits Trivia


Here’s New Mexico State Quarter with Two Bits of information.  Did you know that the quarter is also called two bits?  Well, that’s based on the division of the Spanish peso. Quarters are still sometimes called two bits.  You will find there is a lot of history in coins and trivia too. Quarter Miles Travel loves to find trivia, little known information and human interest stories based on the reverse side of the U.S. Mint State and Commemorative quarters.

Quarter Miles has been around for a long time. I first introduced this unique way of exploring the US on my radio show Travel With Annita.  Along with Olivia Varnson we shared information about the state quarter s in the last segment of the show which we always called our 4th quarter.  Pulling in a little sport jargon and always wanting to get the word quarter mentioned.  We produced several shows featuring information about the quarter, including when each quarter was issued, the artist and how travelers can have an adventure when visiting the state.  You’ll see why we say when you check your pockets or your sofa cushions you may just find a quarter waiting for you to explore things you may not know or even things you think you know, and we help you find so much more.

The New Mexico quarter which was first produced and issued in 2008 is featured in episode 22 of Quarter Miles Travel. Replacing the eagle on the reverse side of the quarter is the Zia Sun symbol over a topographical outline of the State.  While this symbol can be seen all around New Mexico, it’s meanings have deep roots in Native American culture and history. Inscribed on the quarter is – Land of Enchantment and this is certainly true all around the state.

During our discussion of New Mexico’s state quarter, we share several options for learning more about Native American history and places to travel, explore and have an adventure.

To plan a trip to places mentioned during this Quarter Miles – Two Bits, visit

For more information on the U.S. Mint State and Commemorative quarters Vist U.S.Mint. gov

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Reach in your pocket and pull out and quarter… flip it over and quarter miles travel will take it from there.  We’ll turn that quarter into an adventure.  

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