That was close.
Utah had proposed three designs for it’s commemorative quarter. All three can be seen here.
Usually when they have these kinds of contests, I don’t really care what wins. I’m pretty laid back, and usually whatever makes it to the finals is pretty good. But when I saw these three designs, I couldn’t help but really, really dislike two of them. The snowboarder design is nothing more than one big advertisement for the ski industry. Besides, the boarder doesn’t look like he’s catching air time, he looks more like he’s just been hit by a steam roller. Are knees supposed to bend like that?
And the beehive, while very recognizable to folks here in Utah, is just going to be misunderstood by those ‘abroad’. I can overhear the conversation in millions of homes across the country.
“Honey, why did those Utahns pick a cow pie to put on the back of their quarter?”
Luckily, where the first two failed miserably, the third one hit the nail, or rather the spike, right on the head. It’s a nice design visually, it reminds people of our pioneer heritage, and best of all, promontory is in my backyard.
Anyway, the good governor has made the right decision. Hopefully he’ll like how it feels, and decide to do it more often…