A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: April 2, 2007 - the 2nd coin released in 2007
Statehood: November 11, 1889 - the 42nd State
Inscriptions: "Washington 1889", "The Evergreen State"
Description: In the left foreground is a King Salmon jumping from the water. In the background is a forest at water's edge and Mount Rainer to the right. Below is the inscription "The Evergreen State".
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2007) and the motto "E Pluribus Unum". The motto is Latin for "Out of Many, One", recognizing that out of the many colonies (or states) emerged a single nation.
Engravers: The Reverse design (the tail or State-side of the Quarter) was created by Charles Vickers (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'clv').
The original Observe design (the front or Washington-side of the Quarter) was created by John Flanagan and first appeared in 1932. For the 50 State Quarters series, Flanagan's design was modified by William Cousins: the portrait of Washington was slightly reduced to accomodate the moving of the legends from the Reverse to the Obverse.
Reverse Inscriptions for the Washington Quarter:
Number of Washington Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Olympic National Park (located on Washington's Olympic Pensisula) will be issued in 2011. It will be the 3rd coin issued in 2011 and the 8th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2011: Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) & Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma).
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