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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 6, February 5, 2006, Article 19

MEDIA ACCOUNTS: NEVADA STATE QUARTER LAUNCH CEREMONY

There were some great (and lengthy) newspaper accounts of
the ceremony:

To read an article based on the Mint press release, see: Full Story

The Reno Gazette-Journal also published an account of the
launch ceremony:  "Nevadans celebrated their new quarter
Tuesday by showing up in record numbers at the state Capitol.

The long-anticipated launch of the Silver State's wild
horses quarter drew an estimated 3,500 people to the heart
of Carson City, the largest for a single event at the Capitol.

"From everything I've been told, we've established a new
threshold. I'm overwhelmed," said state Treasurer Brian
Krolicki following the ceremony.

Officials for the Capitol police estimated the crowd at 3,500.

"Jean Sexton of Carson City, the first person in line, said
she arrived at 8:30 a.m.

"For an event like this, you have to get here early. But it
was worth the wait," the 62-year-old Sexton said. "This is
our quarter, and I wouldn't have missed this event for anything."

"Schoolchildren from the Reno-Carson City area made up a
large percentage of the crowd. All children received a free,
shiny new quarter from the U.S. Mint and a complimentary green
plastic piggy bank from Nevada State Bank.

Shawn Judd, 12, and his sister, Crystal Judd, 9, of Jacks
Valley Elementary School in Douglas County walked away with
happy faces from the tent where the free quarters and piggy
banks were provided."

To read the full story, see: Full Story

The Las Vegas Sun published an Associated Press account
of the event: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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