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The Five Final Arizona Quarters
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The Grand Canyon, a great chasm carved over a millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau, with enough detail to suggest the immensity of this natural wonder. A sunray element is in the background and the inscription reads “Grand Canyon State.” The distinctive Saguaro Cactus is the focal element. Supported by a simple background of a mountain incline with desert vegetation and additional proportional Saguaros in the distant background with a sunray and the inscription “The Grand Canyon State.”
The Grand Canyon is in the upper background with the rising sun. In the foreground, the magnificent Saguaro Cactus with several arms curving upward. A banner with the inscription “Grand Canyon State” separates the two elements to indicate two distinctive Arizona scenes. A view of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River showing a wooden boat going through rapids with members of the U.S. Major John Wesley Powell expedition, the first scientific expedition through the canyon in 1869, fighting the rapids. The inscription reads “Powell’s Grand Canyon Expedition.” Navajo Code Talkers in Marine combat uniforms surrounded by and using World War II field communication equipment. More than 400 Navajo Code Talkers served in all six Marine divisions from 1942 to 1945. The inscription reads “Navajo Code Talkers.”


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