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First Lady Maria Shriver, Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director of the US Mint, Felix Fernandez, Regional President of Northern California, Wells Fargo pictured at the launch.

 

California Quarter now in 
Americans' pockets

 
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, First Lady Maria Shriver, and Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director of the US Mint, released the California Quarter into circulation on January 31, 2005 in Sacramento. The Governor said at the quarter launch, “It is a great pleasure for me, with the help of our U.S. Mint Director, to put our new California quarter on the map.”

The California State Library coordinated the program from its inception and served as the official liaison for the event. A special commemorative coin holder was specifically created for the event and is available for sale at http://quarter.castatehistory.org/.

The Governor beamed as he, the First Lady, and Ms. Fore handed children the first California quarters from the US Mint. Lines of people snaked around the California History Museum hours before Wells Fargo, the event's sponsor bank, released the quarters to the public.

Public lines up for California Quarter.
 


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henrietta Holsman Fore, and First Lady Maria Shriver, distribute California Quarters to school children.

- Photos courtesy of the Office of the Governor of California

 

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