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The Commemorative State Quarter for Washington

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:

The Evergreen State
E. Pluribus Unum

Obverse Inscriptions:

United States of America
In God We Trust
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Coin Specifications:

Weight:  0.182 troy ounce [5.670 g]
Diameter:  0.955 in [24.26 mm]
Thickness:  0.069 in [1.75 mm]
Edge:  Reeded with 119 reeds.
Composition:  Cupro-Nickel Clad (91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel)

Number of Washington Quarters Minted:

Denver (D):  280,000,000
Philadelphia (P):  265,200,000
Total:  545,200,000

America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series

The quarter for the Olympic National Park (located on Washington's Olympic Pensisula) was issued in 2011, the 3rd coin issued in 2011 and the 8th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.

The following quarters were 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).

Quarters Issued in 2007

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