2007 Utah quarter to feature the Transcontinental Railroad

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2007 Utah quarter to feature the Transcontinental Railroad

Post by Aa3rt »

For those of you who are collecting those state quarters that initially started being released in 1999, the designs for the 2007 quarters have been released.

Of special note is the Utah quarter featuring a large spike and two 4-4-0 locomotives facing each other, representing the driving of the Golden Spike on May 10, 1869 and the opening of the transcontinental railroad.

You can get a look at it here:

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50s ... m?state=UT
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U-Haul

Post by U-Haul »

The locomotives look a bit strange without their tenders behind them.
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Post by Aa3rt »

And, it appears that the engraver employed the use of a "people filter"... :wink:

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