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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 49, December 3, 2006, Article 35

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE PONDERS "STATEHOOD" QUARTER FOR D.C.

"Lincoln and his memorial are taken by the penny. And E Pluribus
Unum is already standard on U.S. coins.

But with a host of new Democrats in Congress, the District might
finally get a chance to ponder those numismatic issues via the D.C.
Coin Bill, which Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has been trying
to get passed for years.

The bill would allow the District to participate in the U.S. Mint's
50 State Quarters Program and come up with a unique design for the
reverse of a special-issue quarter."

"The design would have to be "emblematic," according to the law that
authorized the program, and it could not be "frivolous or
inappropriate."

"Bill Krawczewicz, who designed the Maryland quarter, says you don't
have a lot of space, so you need something iconic.

"And for a motto, how about: Potius sero quam numquam (Better late
then never)?"

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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