Alaska Alaska State Quarter

The U.S. State Quarter program was a great way to show off states' pride and personality while revamping the look of the quarter.

The Alaska State Quarter was released in 2008, the 10th year of the State Quarter program. Alaska was the 4th quarter released that year.

The official release date was August 25, 2008. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Alaska was the 49th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Alaska quarter was 505,800,000 which is worth a total of $126.45 million.

Alaska Quarter

The Alaska State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on August 25, 2008.


Release Order 49th
Release Date Aug 25, 2008
Mintage 0.51 Billion
Caption The Great Land
Summary Grizzly bear with salmon (state fish) and North Star
Engraver Charles L. Vickers

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Arizona quarter Jun 2, 2008
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Hawaii quarter Nov 3, 2008
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The Alaska State quarter features a large Grizzly Bear eating a salmon, the state fish. The bear is standing in a river where the fish was caught and there is a small waterfall behind the bear.

Above the bear there is the North Star. The caption on the quarter reads "The Great Land," in all capital letters.

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