Being an apartment dweller, quarters are a necessity for doing laundry. It will be a difficult transition once we buy a house and purchase our own washer and dryer. I've grown accustomed to being able to do multiple loads at a time! Aside from using quarters for laundry, I have been collecting the state quarters since they first came out. I am missing Alabama (not sure which one else). For sure I am missing a few of the US territories that were released in 2009. Then I learned in 2010, a whole new series was being released!
In Kindergarten, the children are introduced to all the various coins from 1 cent up to 25 cents. Vending machines have made it possible for a majority of my students to know what a quarter is. It cracks me up. They're fuzzy on the penny, dime, and the nickel but show them a quarter? Ha. They know what it is and how much it is worth.