|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|In personal collections||7|
|General Description||Released 26 May 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.
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam came under the control of the United States in 1898. For at least 4,000 years before that, the indigenous people of Guam were known for their sea-faring abilities.
|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||An outline of the island,a latte stone that was once used as building support in ancient Chamorro society, and a flying proa (a native boat). Guahan I Tanó ManChamorro (Guam, Land of the Chamorro) is also inscribed.
The quarter was designed by David Westwood and sculpted by Jim Licaretz.
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Denver (D)|
|Designer||OB: William Cousins Re: Jim Licaretz|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|