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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 39, September 24, 2006, Article 26

IDAHO CHOOSES STATE QUARTER DESIGN BY DONNA WEAVER

According to a September 18 news report, "Governor Jim Risch and
State Treasurer Ron Crane hosted an unveiling of the new Idaho State
quarter design today, which is to enter circulation in 2007."

"The U.S. Mint developed three candidate designs that were developed
from the five original narrative concepts provided by the Governor
in late September 2005. Former Governor Kempthorne then selected the
final design that was approved by the Secretary of the Treasury in
late June 2006."

"Along with the image of the Perrigrine Falcon, the other two final
designs were a farmland tapestry, and an image depicting Idaho's
state song with the first two lines written out within the design.
The decision to move forward with the Peregrine Falcon was made by
Governor Kempthorne shortly before he left office to take the position
of US Secretary of the Interior in May.

The Idaho quarter was designed by retired United States Mint
sculptor-engraver Donna Weaver and sculpted by United States Mint
sculptor-engraver Don Everhart."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

[Quiz question: which other U.S. coins were designed by
Donna Weaver?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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