California's original Statehood date was September 9, 1850.
The reverse design of the California state medallion features conservationist and naturalist John Muir. The inscriptions include the State name, "John Muir," and "Yosemite Vally." The reverse was designed by Garrett Burke and engraved by Don Everhart.
John Muir overlooks the granite headwall known as "Half Dome" in the Yosemite Valley. He had devoted his life to the conservation of natural beauty. After Yosemite National Park was established, he helped form a club to protect it. The quarter also includes the California condor, which was successfully repopulated after near extinction.
The State Medallion series is based on artwork from the US Mint which was used on the 50 State Quarter Program. The medallions will come in a two medallion set containing a quarter size (24.26mm) medallion and a 38mm medallion. There will be special state map that you can place the smaller ones in, if you so desire. The set (both medallions) will have the same tracking number so please do not release both at the same time.
- Size: 24.26mm and 38.00mm
- Thickness: 1.75mm and 3.00mm
- Editions: Satin Silver and Satin Gold
- Designer(s): reverse was designed by Garrett Burk
- Trackable: www.geocaching.com