It’s coming! It’s coming!
On Monday, the U.S. Mint will release the California state quarter — the first state quarter to be released this year.
The California state quarter will bear a likeness of John Muir, one of the world’s most famous and influential conservationists. Muir convinced Congress in 1890 to establish Yosemite National Park and later inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to expand Yosemite and create additional national parks and forests.
The U.S. Mint began minting the state quarters in 1999 and has scheduled five quarters to be released each year — running from the Delaware quarter on Jan. 4, 1999, until the Hawaii quarter on Aug. 21, 2008.
The California state quarter will be the 3st in the series to be issued. Other quarters being minted and released this year include Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas and West Virginia.