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US Mint circulates Alaska quarters


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Aug. 25, 2008 03:17 PM

Associated Press


Alaska commemorative quarters featuring a grizzly bear with a salmon

in its jaws were put into circulation Monday by the U.S. Mint.


"Every coin is awesome but Alaska's is particularly awesome", said Andy

Brunhart, U.S. Mint deputy director, who will fly to Alaska on Friday

for the ceremonial launch.




The mint also plans a quarter honoring Washington, D.C., next year, plus

quarters commemorating each U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico, Guam,

American Samoa, U.S. Virgin islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern

Mariana Islands.


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