|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|In personal collections||7|
|General Description||Released 27 July 2009
Following on the heels of the long-running and highly popular 50 State Quarters® series that began in 1999, the United States Mint in 2009 kicked off the DC & US Territories Quarters Program.
Samoa is in the south Pacific Ocean and was divided between Germany and the United States in 1899. The US took control of the eastern part and established a military presence shortly thereafter.
|Obv. Description||The six coins bear George Washington's portrait on their obverse (heads side), just like the 50 State Quarters. This obverse was designed and sculpted by William Cousins, and was based on John Flanagan's original work for the first Washington quarters that were launched in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.|
|Rev. Description||The foreground features an image of an ava bowl, whisk and staff (used in special Samoan ceremonies). A coconut tree is on the shore in the background.
It was designed by Stephen Clark and sculpted by Charles Vickers.
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Denver (D)|
|Designer||Ob: William Cousins Re: Stephen Clark & Charles Vickers|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|