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Formal first strike ceremony held for Washington quarters

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A first strike ceremony was held for the Washington State quarter March 26 at the Denver Mint. Gov. Christine Gregoire was represented by her husband, First Gentleman Mike Gregoire. He shows off the quarter he struck.

The coins were to be released to banks April 2 and a debut ceremony was scheduled for 3 p.m. April 11 in Fisher Plaza in Seattle.