The anticipation is nearly over for Valley coin collectors. The U.S. Mint will formally introduce five drawings from the Arizona State Quarter Commission to its Fine Arts Committee this Thursday in Washington, D.C., as part of the mint’s 50 State Quarters Program.
The official 48th state quarter won’t be released until 2008, but the designs will go to another committee Jan. 23 that will send recommendations or suggestions to the Arizona commission.
The winning design will not be announced until late March. . . .
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