HONOLULU — Numismatics will be able to complete their collections of state commemorative quarters starting Monday when the U.S. Mint holds a ceremonial launch of the Hawaii quarter.
The coin is the last of the 50 state quarters to be released during the popular 9-year-old program because Hawaii was the final state to join the union.
The Aloha State quarter features King Kamehameha and the Hawaiian Islands.
It also includes the state motto in Hawaiian — “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
The quarters entered circulation Monday but haven’t been widely distributed yet. They will be available for purchase at the Mint’s ceremony next week in downtown Honolulu.