Gaum Quarter Launch

guam-quarter1On June 3, 2009, the United States Mint Director Edmund Moy and Guam Governor Felix Camacho conducted the official launch ceremony the Guam Quarter. The ceremony was held at Skinner Plaza in Hagatna, Guam.

The launch ceremony takes place about a week after the coins were released into circulation and went on sale at the US Mint in rolls and bags. The Guam Quarter mintage has gotten some attention as being the lowest for the new District of Columbia and US Territories Quarters program to date.

Children who attened the ceremony received a free Guam Quarter. Other attendees had the opportunity to exchange bills for rolls of new coins. A coin forum hosted by Director Moy was held prior to the ceremony.

Some interesting quotes from Mr. Moy during the event:

It’s important for me to be in Guam and important for the mint to produce the Guam quarter because it will bring a lot of attention to Guam and to people who have not given this much thought.

We choose to put a design on the front and a design on the back in order to educate Americans about things that they need to know.

The Guam quarter is a tribute to your rich history and culture, and the inventive and adventurous Chamorro people. Your quarter is as distinctive as the island that it celebrates.

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