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.
Quarter now in
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.
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/.
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.
lines up for California Quarter.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henrietta Holsman
Fore, and First Lady Maria Shriver,
distribute California Quarters to school
Photos courtesy of the Office of the
Governor of California