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

John Muir-Yosemite California State Quarter

Final Design of John Muir Yosemite California State Quarter

Offsite Links

Related Websites


Recent News and Articles

2005 News and Articles

2004 News and Editorials


2003 News

  • Pioneering Conservationist in Line for Honour on a Quarter - Scots emigrant John Muir, who gave US its national parks, put forward for 25c coin - by The Guardian (UK) (July 7, 2003)
    John Muir, regarded as a founder of the modern conservation movement, could soon be honoured by the US with a 25 cent coin. Such recognition would come when the wilderness which he fought so hard to preserve is again under attack.
  • Five Finalists vie for 25-cent Fame - by Sacramento Bee (April 29, 2003)
    California moved a step closer Monday toward a quarter-sized defining image, as Gov. Gray Davis announced the five top designs to depict the Golden State on a two-bit piece. The five designs will be fine-tuned by the U.S. Mint before the official California quarter is selected by Davis .... Garret Burke, designer of the John Muir-Yosemite design concept, said: "Pride in our state's natural beauty is something that unites Californians." From there, he decided his design should incorporate the Yosemite Valley and naturalist John Muir.
  • State Coin Contest Rolls Toward Conclusion by Logan Jenkins - San Diego Union Tribune (March, 2003)
    "The Sierra Club's Web site recently congratulated its members for sending letters in support of the state's patron saint of natural beauty. Starr confirmed that the 11th-hour campaign influenced his decision to bend the rules. 'So what's your favorite design?' I asked. Starr confessed that he is personally partial to the Muir design because it says something so important about the state's history. Muir is the 'most admired man of all Californians,' Starr said, citing a recent poll."
  • Miner, Bear, and Redwoods Among Top Designs - Los Angeles Daily News (March 12, 2003)
  • Davis Puts His 2 Cents on the California Quarter - San Francisco Examiner article (3/12/03)
  • Top 6 California Designs - Quarter Designs Website (non-commercial, non-governmental site)
  • Interview with the John Muir-Yosemite Quarter Designer - Sierra Club Currents
  • Quarter Spotlight Turns on California - from Coinworld magazine



Home | Alphabetical Index | What's New  


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.