Uncovering America's Heritage... Coin by Coin
In picking out my coin this month, I thought Guam might be an interesting place to write about. Well, it turns out that it sure enough is! Guam has lots going for it.
And, as you can see by Guams' quarter, Guam has proas and lattes. Lattes are stone pillars that used to support wooden buildings. A latte looks like a goblet or a mushroom with its cap turned upside down. The latte has become a national symbol for Guam.
The proa is a sort of canoe with a sail. European explorers were impressed with how easily these boats could be steered and how fast they could travel.
And now, besides everything else that Guam has, Guam has its own quarter design!