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The new Texas quarter
The new Texas quarter

The Governor's office has announced a preferred design for the new Texas quarter, to debut in 2004 if the U.S. Mint and Treasury Secretary approve.

I really like it.

There has been some understandable grumbling among natives that it should have featured the Alamo, and I sympathize with that to a degree. We Texans tend to rank the Alamo first among our political symbols, and then the flag and lone star. But I think most non-Texans probably associate Texas and the Lone Star first, and then perhaps the Alamo. That association is going to be reinforced by this quarter.

[Posted at 15:21 CST on 07/14/02] [Link]

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