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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 31

50 STATES QUARTER PROGRAM END IN SIGHT WITH HAWAII DESIGN CONTEST

The Kauai News reported this week on plans to design Hawaii's
quarter, the last in the series.

"The Hawai'i commemorative quarter, it is hoped, will capture
much aloha in very little space.

Hawai'i is finally getting its chance to design a quarter coin
in the "Fifty States Commemorative Coin Program," and Kaua'i is
being asked by Gov. Linda Lingle to lend a hand in the design.

As the last state to ratify the Constitution and join the union
in August 1959, Hawai'i has the last opportunity to design the
coin that will bring a bit of paradise to everyone's pocket
change."

"Many agree the most iconic image of Hawai'i is Diamond Head.
"But Diamond Head represents only O'ahu or Honolulu," said Julie
De-Mond, a Kilauea resident who has been collecting coins for
20 years.

"I think there needs to be an icon of the destination and then
something cultural added, like a hula dancer, or a lei," said
Kanoho.

DeMond said she would like to see a hibiscus flower, or a canoe,
maybe set against Diamond Head. "Perhaps a rainbow, but then
there is no color (on the coin)," she said."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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