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Washington Proposed Designs
Winning design chosen for the Washington quarter.
Other finalists designed by The Mint for the Washington quarter
Design narratives submitted to the mint
- A salmon, Mount Rainier and an apple within an outline of Washington State
- An apple within the outline of Washington State
- An outline of Washington State with Mount Rainier centered
- A salmon breaching the water with Mount Rainier as a backdrop
- A Northwest Native American stylized orca
Some early design suggestions
- Mount Rainier -- The state's most famous landmark, the mountain could be featured with its English name ("Mt. Rainier") and its Native American name ("Tahoma"). The state nickname of "The Evergreen State" could also be included.
- Mount Rainier with an evergreen forest -- This would include Washington's nickname, "The Evergreen State," on the coin with a rendering of a forest backed by Mt. Rainier.
- Grand Coulee Dam -- A rendering of the famous dam with Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake in the background.
- Native American Heritage -- This could feature a longhouse and/or a totem pole. Chief Seattle could also be featured using this theme.
- State Symbols & Outline -- The outline of the state could feature the state tree (Western Hemlock), the state flower (coastal rhododendron), and perhaps an apple and a salmon. The state nickname of "The Evergreen State" could also be included with any combination of the aforementioned symbols.
- State Heritage -- This could include a totem pole, symbol of the state's Native American tribes, along with the Space Needle, the most famous feature of the Seattle skyline.
Some early design concepts
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