Utah State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Utah is the 45th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the fifth coin released in 2007. Utah, admitted into the Union January 4, 1896, themed the coin, Crossroads of the West. It highlights two locomotives moving toward the golden spike that join Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.
Obverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse Inscriptions• CROSSROADS OF THE WEST
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: Joseph Menna, Sculptor-Engraver