California California 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 California State Quarter was released in 2005, the 7th year of the State Quarter program. California was the 1st quarter released that year.

The official release date was January 31, 2005. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, California was the 31st State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the California quarter was 520,400,000 which is worth a total of $130.10 million.

California Quarter

The California State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on January 31, 2005.


Release Order 31st
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Mintage 0.52 Billion
Caption John Muir, Yosemite Valley
Summary John Muir, California condor, Half Dome
Engraver Don Everhart

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The California state quarter shows off California\'s incredible scenery and wildlife. The quarter depicts John Muir, famous explorer, looking at Yosemite Vally and the Half Dome - an amazing natural wonder. Flying over head is the magnificent California Condor.

The captions on the quarter read "John Muir" and "Yosemite Valley."

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