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Colorado Quarter - mountain

May 25 2006 at 1:05 PM

John M.  (Login JohnMx)

Response to Katahdin Finalist for Maine Quarter Design


Denver Post
P. 1B

Governor Owens pushed a button at the US Mint in Denver and produced the first Colorado Quarter (38th in series of 50) on May 24, 2006.

The quarters will be released June 14 and about 600 million will be produced. Look for them in change in early July. The amount produced varies according to the health of the economy and thus the need for change, therefore, some states' mintages are lower and are harder to find.

Colorado's First Lady, Frances Owens, headed a commission to pick a design of 1500 submitted. Governors are the ones that pick each states' design.

Once a subject of debate, the mountain design is based on Longs Peak, a Fourteener, a county highpoint, and a national park highpoint. Orginally, the design was submitted as a "symbolic" mountain, but mountaineers could see that it was Longs.

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