WASHINGTON,D.C. -- Hang on to any of the new State of Arkansas quarters. > If you have them, they may be worth much more than 25 cents. The U.S. > Treasury announced today that it is recalling all of the Arkansas quarters > that are part of its program featuring quarters from each state. "We are > recalling all the new Arkansas quarters that were recently issued," > Treasury Undersecretary Jack Shackleford said Monday. "This action is > being taken after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in > parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other > coin-operated devices." The quarters were issued in the order in which the > various states joined the U.S. and have been a tremendous success among > coin collectors worldwide. > "The problem lies in the unique design of the Arkansas quarter, which was > created by a University of Arkansas graduate," Shackleford said. > "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together > keeps jamming the coin-operated devices."