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Washington State Quarter
The Washington State Quarter was the forty second coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on April 2, 2007 and features a leaping King Salmon. An active volcano called Mount Rainier is featured in the background. It is covered with more than 35 miles of snow and ice.
The reverse design of the Washington State Quarter features a leaping king salmon. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “The Evergreen State.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by Charles Vickers.
The king salmon featured in the reverse design is leaping out of the water in front of Mount Rainier. This active volcano is covered in greater than 35 miles of snow and ice. The salmon is an image of Pacific Northwest culture fitting for the state quarter.
The governor formed the Washington State Quarter Advisory Commission to review design submissions from the state’s residents. From over 1,500 submissions, five were chosen to send to the United States Mint. The final design selection was based on a statewide vote and approved by the United States Treasury Department. Other concepts considered included an apple within the outline of the state, and a salmon.
The Philadelphia mint produced 265,200,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 280,000,000 coins.