The Puerto Rico quarter is the second in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. Congress passed a law authorizing Puerto Rico to draft its own constitution, and it officially became a United States commonwealth on July 25, 1952. One of the most characteristic elements of Puerto Rico is its massive belt of walls of stone, built by the Spaniards in the early 16th century to protect the capital city from attacks from the sea. Of particular interest on these walls, which symbolize Puerto Rican strength and fortitude, are the sentry boxes, placed at strategic points along the walls. The sentry box and the walls of San Juan represent Puerto Rico’s rich history, geographical location and defensive role. The Puerto Rico quarter features a historic sentry box and a hibiscus flower.
- Cut Out only includes a black velveteen bag for safekeeping...most common for Golf Markers.
- Soldered Pendant is finished with a Solid Sterling Silver Bail (adds $3.00)
- Bezel Setting is a Solid Frame Holder around the Cut Only and are very sturdy for Keychains or Heavy Duty Pendants (adds $5.00)
- Add a standard Split Ring for 25 cents to complete the Bezel as a Keyring