Released on March 29, 2004, this is the 27th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the second released in 2004. Florida, admitted into the Union on March 3, 1845, themed the coin, Gateway to Discovery. The coin highlights the 16th-century Spanish galleon, an image of a space shuttle, and a strip of land with Sabal palm trees. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.