ALASKA QUARTER: The Alaska Quarter, the 49th coin in the 50 State Quarter Program, will be released this month. The coin features an image of a grizzly bear with a salmon in its jaw, symbolizing the state’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The name of the state comes from the Aleutian word ‘Alyeska,’ meaning ‘The Great Land’ – which is also included on the coin.
- Published on Aug 1, 2008
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