American Samoa money to enter circulation

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A quarter commemorating the U.S. territory of American Samoa is going into circulation.

The quarter, the fourth in a new U.S. Mint series, will enter circulation on Monday, Aug. 3.

It features a bowl, a whisk, and a staff, which are used during ava ceremonies — considered significant in Samoan culture. The quarter also includes a coconut tree on the shore and the territory’s motto, “Samoa, God is First,” in Samoan.

The official launch of the quarter in American Samoa has been pushed back from July 29 to some time in September. The governor’s office says that is because Gov. Togiola Tulafono has left for the United States and will not return until Aug. 9. A date in September has not yet been set.

American Samoa is located about 2,300 miles south of Hawaii. ♦

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