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Alaska State Quarter

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  • 1. The State Quarter of Alaska By Jack Neus
  • 2. The Beginning of Alaska
    • The USA bought Alaska as a territory from the Russians in 1857, for $7.2 million (About 2 cents an acre)
    • Alaska was named a state on January 3 rd , 1959
    • Alaska is the 49 th state.
  • 3. The Image
    • There were many other ideas for the coin
      • A grizzly bear with a salmon
      • A polar Bear
      • A gold panner
      • A dog musher with a sled and his dogs
    • On August 26, 2007, Governor Palin announced she selected the Grizzly Bear.
    • The Department of Treasury approved this design on May 25 th , 2007
  • 4.
    • The grizzly bear is holding a salmon in its jaws as it emerges from a stream.
    • There is an inscription, reading “The Great Land,” which is below the north star.
    • The grizzly bear is most fitting, as 98% of the US grizzly bear population is in Alaska.
    The Image (Continued)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Sources
    • http://coins.about.com/od/statequarters/a/alaska_quarter.htm
    • http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/ak_intro.htm#quarter