The State Quarter of Alaska By Jack Neus
The Beginning of Alaska <ul><li>The USA bought Alaska as a territory from the Russians in 1857, for $7.2 million (About 2 ...
The Image <ul><li>There were many other ideas for the coin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A grizzly bear with a salmon </li></ul></...
<ul><li>The grizzly bear is holding a salmon in its jaws   as it emerges from a stream.  </li></ul><ul><li>There is an ins...
 
Sources <ul><li>http://coins.about.com/od/statequarters/a/alaska_quarter.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netstate.com/sta...
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Alaska State Quarter

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