The drafts of the quarter design released over the weekend were preliminary efforts by U.S. Mint
artists to draw images based on the Oregon coin commission's written narratives of basic state themes.
The U.S. Mint
had asked the Oregon commission not to discuss preliminary drafts or to release them publicly until final drafts were completed, Richardson said.
It's been 66 years since the nickel has had a makeover, so the new looks unveiled Thursday by the U.S. Mint
are probably long overdue.
The commission must submit at least three but no more than five narrative descriptions that the U.S. Mint
will work up in drawings.
Though none of the exact submissions will end up gracing the Oregon quarter, they will have a bearing on the handful of concepts the commission sends to the U.S. Mint
, which will develop the design, pending the governor's approval.
Just recently, it was reported that producing the penny cost the U.S. Mint
$69 million in 2017.
15 (2002) The Mississippi state quarter-featuring a pair of magnolia blossoms, the state flower-was released as the 20th quarter in the U.S. Mint
's 50 state quarters program.
WE HAVE All SEEN THE FAMOUS PHOTO OF TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN AND HIS WIFE LOUISE LINTON VISITING THE U.S. MINT
. HERE I IMAGINE THE REST OF THE PARTY CELEBRATING THEIR $19 TRILLION TAX CUT, AND TO WHAT OTHER USES IT MIGHT BE CONSTRUCTIVELY PUT.
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