4 Dec 2009

CNMI commerative quarter launced next week

10:46 am on 4 December 2009

In the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the United States Mint's Deputy Director, Andy Brunhart, will join local officials in launching the commemorative quarter for the CNMI next week.

According to the U.S. Mint Office of Public Affairs, the CNMI quarter was released into circulation on the 30th of November and is the sixth - and final - coin in the U.S. Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. territories Quarters Program.

The Marianas Variety reports a total of 700,000 coins have been released so far.

The coin shows the supporting limestone column of ancient indigenous Chamorro structures; a canoe of the indigenous Carolinians representing the people's seafaring skills across vast distances; and two white fairy tern birds flying overhead.