Designs Ready for Vote
Artist renderings of Guam
commemorative quarter designs have been prepared
by the United States Mint and sent back for
review. And just as Guam residents were asked to
help create the designs, they were asked once
again by Governor Felix P. Camacho to cast their
vote for a favorite.
“I encourage all residents to take part in the
selection process,” Governor Camacho said. “The
Guam quarter will be a lasting symbol of our
heritage and our people.”
The design receiving the most votes will be the
one recommended to the U.S. Mint for production
as Guam’s quarter issued next year as part of
the District of Columbia and United States
Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.
With the conclusion of the successful 50 State
Quarters® Program in 2008, the quarter design
“baton” has changed hands from the states and
moved to honor the District of Columbia and U.S.
Territories with their six new quarters in 2009.
All six quarters are now in their final design
stages, with Guam close to completion.
The key-codes match the image descriptions.
Finalist GU-01 was based of the following
initial design narrative sent to the U.S. Mint
The outline of the island of Guam sits in the
center of the coin. To the left of the outline
of Guam is the phrase, “Guåhan Tånó I Man
Chamorro”. On the right of the coin sits two
distinct images, one on top of the other: the
Latte and the Flying Proa.
Finalist GU-02 was based of the following
initial design narrative
A view of East Hagåtña Bay with detail shows the
majestic view of the calm of the inner reef
waters and the Philippine Sea just beyond the
reef. In the background, is Two Lovers Point,
considered the most photographed and visited
tourist site on Guam.
In the foreground, a coconut tree bending toward
the left of the image. To the right of the
coconut tree is the phrase, “Tånó I Man
Chamorro”. To the left of the coconut tree is a
Flying Proa, depicted as distant from the shore
and sailing majestically within the reef.
To the right of the base of the coconut tree is
a latte. Detail is minimal, but the size should
be 1/3 the scale of the coconut tree. The top of
the latte barely touches the phrase, “Tånó I Man
Chamorro”. To the left of the base of the
coconut tree is a break in the sand bar
depicting the Hagåtña River Channel.
Voting for quarter design
Guam residents may cast a vote for their
favorite design by following:
Designs for Guam Quarter Online, Community to
Vote on Final Version
Voting is open until June 14, 2008.
New U.S. quarters for release in 2009
The D.C. and U.S. Territories quarters are to be
issued in 2009 at equal intervals and in the
The District of Columbia
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The United States Virgin Islands
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Final design candidates will soon be selected
for each quarter.