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Kermit advertising the New Jersey quarter.

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Kermit with the Pennsylvania quarter.

The United States Mint produces coinage for the United States to conduct trade and commerce. Mint facilities are located in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California and West Point, New York.

Kermit the Frog was appointed "spokesfrog" for the America's 50 State Quarters Program on June 3, 1999.[1] As part of his duties of spokesfrog, he appeared as George Washington in television and print ads, and also appeared in print ads as the Spirit of the Commonwealth for the Pennsylvania quarter.

In 2001, a TV commercial was filmed for the program at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, depicting Kermit as George Washington crossing the Delaware.[2]

To further promote the program, and to unveil the New York quarter, Kermit appeared on Today in January 2001. Kermit points out The Statue of Liberty and explains that New York was the 11th state to join the Union.

Sources

  1. Press release from the US Mint.
  2. Light Headed - Steve Turnbull's anecdote from the TV commercial set.

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