California Quarter Unveiled by Governor

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 31, 2005
California is the thirty-first state to have its own quarter. George Washington remains “heads” but the “tails” side now shows Half Dome at Yosemite, a California Condor in flight, and the image of pioneer conservationist John Muir standing in the foreground. Schwarzenegger handed out the first quarters to a group of Sacramento school kids. CUT: Arnold06 :06 Two of John Muir’s grandsons were also on hand. 82-year old Ross Hannah said his grandfather would be pleased. CUT: RossHannah08 :08 The California quarters will be produced only for ten weeks at the U S Mint in Philadelphia and are already collectors’ items. SOC