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CCAC's San Antonio's ATB quarter design recommendation

kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'll post without a comment-- in curious how others feel about it!

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's appropriate, has a historical feel, and is cool.

    This means it will never make it to final mass production.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like the design on an old Spanish coin. I like it.

    Political correctness will kill it, unfortunately, because the cross is not inclusive of other religions.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice design... will never make it to production..... Design by committee always results in mediocre, politically correct, weak presentations. Too bad... Cheers, RickO

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    DentuckDentuck Posts: 3,812 ✭✭✭

    This was designed by an artist, not by a committee.

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    KellenCoinKellenCoin Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it looks rather cool and unique.

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    dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very appropriate for the city and creative, methinks. I like it a lot.

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    DavideoDavideo Posts: 1,361 ✭✭✭✭

    I like it. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee did recommend this design. You can see the other proposed designs here: mintnewsblog.com/the-ccac-advises-the-treasury-on-historic-new-coins-part-4-san-antonio-missions-national-historical-park-quarter/

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is nice to see a photo of Robert Hoge in that article, great person, eminent numismatist.

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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm really hoping it makes production. It'd look great as a 5 oz ATB coin.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2017 10:39PM

    I think they did a great job picking the winner here and can't wait for it to go to production.

    I really enjoy looking at proposed designs and the Mint does a good job of posting them at the time of the coin design but I've noticed that these tend to disappear from their website over the years, like the Sac contest images.

    Previously I would spend a bunch of Photoshop time assembling the images like the 2010 Lincoln reverse candidates in my signature but have wanted to do something easier and that also reaches more people at the same time so I've posted them to Pinterest to try it out:


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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is appropriate.

    Remember the San Antonio Missions were all Spanish-Catholic missions, and each (that still exist) still has an operating Catholic Church that's been in operation for past 275 year. Give or take.

    The coin is full of symbolism, but that's was the Missions were all about...

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