Washington State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
Coin CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on April 2, 2007, this coin is the 42nd coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the second quarter released in 2007. Washington, admitted into the Union on November 11, 1889, themed the coin, The Evergreen State. Highlighted on the coin is an image of a salmon breaching the water in front of majestic Mount Rainer. 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• THE EVERGREEN STATE
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers
- Designer: Susan Gamble