December 11, 2009

The NMI Quarter

On December 10, 2009, at American Memorial Park, Saipan, a special ceremony was held to officially introduce the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Quarter into general circulation.  Presiding over the ceremony were the Governor, Lt. Governor, Chief Justice of the CNMI, and the Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint.

76 million NMI quarters were minted and are now in the general circulation.

Children in attendance received a commemorative NMI Quarter, and attendants were also able to purchase rolls of the new NMI quarter.  And yes, we got ours!

I must say, the NMI quarter design is beautiful.  It has the Latte stone, a traditional canoe, the Mwar, and two white fairy terns; all symbols of the Northern Marianas.

I Luv Saipan! We were able to witness a little piece of history.

Here are some pictures and video from the ceremony.

(Sorry for some of the shaky footage.  I didn't have my tripod.)

NMI U.S. Quarter Ceremony (photos)

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