The Guam quarter will be
the 3rd release of the DC and US Territories Quarter Program.
The design features most prominently, an outline of the
island of Guam. Two symbols associated with the island are also
pictured. At left is a sailing vessel known as the “Flying Proa” for
its great speed. At right is a Latte, a stone pillar used in ancient
houses. The reverse was designed by David Westwood and sculpted by Jim
The inscriptions read “Guam,” “Guåhan Tånó I Man Chamorro,”
(translated: Guam- Land of the Chamorro), “E Pluribus Unum,” and the
date. The second inscription refers to Chamorro, one of the official
languages of Guam which holds an important place in Guam’s identity as
a link to their ancestors. It’s usage is seeing a renaissance in Guam
an dthe Mariana Islands.
Another proposed design included a depiction of the Flying Proa
sailing within the East Hagåtña Bay. A coconut tree appeared to the
right and Two Lovers Point is in the background.
The residents of Guam made their design selection based on a popular
Mintages for the Guam Quarter are to be determined.