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Mint Director Ed Moy joined Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal Sept. 14 in a special launch ceremony for the bucking bronco state quarter at the Cheyenne Civic Center.
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Mint Director Ed Moy joined Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal Sept. 14 in a special launch ceremony for the bucking bronco state quarter at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

Free Wyoming quarters were given to children by the Mint Director.

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Joining them were other dignitaries, including U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and William Bradford Ross III, grandson of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor of Wyoming, 1925-1927, and first woman to head the Mint, 1933-1953.

Children under 18 were given free examples of the new quarter, the 44th design in the 50-coin series. Adults were given the opportunity to buy $10 rolls of the new coins.

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From left, Mint Director Ed Moy, Gov. Dave Freudenthal, Sen. Mike Enzi, Robin Ross and William Bradford Ross III mark quarter arrival.