Utah State Quarters
Utah State Quarters are the 45th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on November 5, 2007. The reverse design of the Utah quarter shows two locomotives with a golden spike between them. The quarter is supposed to be symbolic of the joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads. It also symbolizes the joining and completion of the transcontinental route connecting east to west and making travel cheaper and easier.
The obverse of the coin is identical on all coins in this series. It features a portrait of George Washington with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "QUARTER DOLLAR", "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" arranged around the portrait.
The reverse of the coin bears the inscriptions "UTAH 1896”, "CROSSROADS OF THE WEST" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2007.
Nickname: The Beehive State
Ratified on: January 4, 1896
Capital: Salt Lake City
Area: 82,168 square miles
Flower: Sego Lily
Tree: Blue Spruce
Designer: Joseph Menna
Launch Date: November 5, 2007
Philadelphia - 255,000,000
Denver - 253,200,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 2,002,812
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,094,993
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