Printer-friendly version Share:  Share this page on FacebookShare this page on TwitterShare this page by emailShare this page with other services

U.S. Mint and Governor to Launch California Quarter in Sacramento


Press Release from U.S. Mint: January 26, 2005:

UNITED STATES MINT, GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER & FIRST LADY MARIA SHRIVER TO LAUNCH CALIFORNIA QUARTER IN SACRAMENTO

What: Reporters are invited to join Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, First Lady Maria Shriver and United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore as they launch the California quarter at the California State History Museum/State Archives Reference Room in Sacramento on Monday, January 31 at 11 a.m. PT. Space will be limited to accredited members of the news media and launch participants.

Following the event, from 12:00 noon- 2 p.m. PT, there will be a public quarter exchange at the Secretary of State/California State History Museum Courtyard in which bills and coins may be exchanged for rolls of California state quarters.

On Sunday evening, January 30, United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore will host a Coin Collectors’ Forum from 6:00 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the California State History Museum. The public is welcome.

The California quarter-dollar commemorative coin is the first quarter released in 2005 and the 31st in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program. Gov. Schwarzenegger has declared Monday, January 31, 2005, “State Quarter Day in the Classroom.” California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, becoming our Nation’s 31st State. The California quarter depicts naturalist and conservationist John Muir admiring Yosemite Valley’s Half Dome as a California condor soars overhead. The coin bears the inscriptions “California,” “John Muir,” “Yosemite Valley” and “1850.”

 

Who: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver and United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore

When: California Quarter Launch: Monday, January 31, 11 a.m. (PT)

Public Quarter Exchange: Monday, January 31, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (PT)

Where: California State History Museum/ State Archives Reference Room, Quarter Launch – 11 a.m.

 

Public Quarter Exchange: Sec. of State/State History Museum Courtyard – Noon-2 p.m.

Who: United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore – Coin Collectors’ Forum – Public Invited

When: Sunday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. (PT)

Where: California State History Museum Classroom

For a digital image of the California quarter, go to: http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=photo#SQ2005

VIDEO AVAILABLE -- Satellite Feed of B-Roll California State Quarter Launch; State Archives Reference Room, Sacramento, CA.

Satellite feed date: January 31, 2005; Feed time: 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET, IA 6, Transp. 15; DL 4000V

Satellite feed date: February 1, 2005;

This b-roll produced by the United States Mint will contain: 1.Close-up of new California quarter; 2. Scenes from launch event at the California State History Museum; 3. Sound bites of officials from the event, launching the new California quarter

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222

Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)




Home | Alphabetical Index | What's New | Message Board


Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2014 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.