Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Montana's "Big Sky Country" Quarter Launched In Helena (

Quarter-Dollar Features Bison Skull, Symbol of State’s Rugged Independence

Helena, Montana – United States Mint Director Edmund C. Moy today joined Governor Brian Schweitzer; First Lady Nancy Schweitzer; Gary Marks, member of the Montana Quarter Design Selection Commission; and Blackfeet singer and songwriter Jack Gladstone, to introduce the Montana commemorative quarter-dollar in a ceremony at the Helena Civic Center. The Helena High Ambiance Choir led the audience in the State song, a Native American drum group provided an honor song and the Capitol High Jazz Band entertained before and after the ceremony.

The Montana commemorative quarter-dollar coin, released to the American public today, features images of a bison skull hovering in the sky over mountainous terrain. The Montana quarter is the 41st introduced by the United States Mint in its popular 50 State Quarters® Program. . . .

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