The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters

By Q. David Bowers

Available at Whitman Publishing

Did You Know?

model56tripodThe Commission of Fine Arts twice declared Laura Gardin Fraser's Model 56 design (pictured above) as the winner of the design contest for the Washington quarter, only to be overruled by Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon who decreed that John Flanagan's design would be adopted. Read more here.