The Last Five Nineteenth Century States

… are featured on this year’s State Quarter series from the US Mint.

The coins top to bottom here are in order of release. The tradition has been to issue the coins in the same order as they were admitted to the union.

I haven’t seen any Montana Quarters in change yet. Have you?

What do you think of this year’s designs? I rather like the leaping fish of Washington, but it seems the best of a mediocre lot to me.

Cattle skull? That’s unique: the first depiction of a dead animal.

Latin motto, “May it be forever,” accompanies a bird that seems stiff. A bird in flight on a coin can be depicted pretty well. This doesn’t grab me; it needs claws at the very least.

Wyoming seems to invite the snarky comment about horses being equal with human beings. It’s also a close approximation of their license plate.

I sort of wish Utah did something about being the Beehive State, but I suppose they wanted to downplay LDS history or something.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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