The Idaho State Quarter

Posted in Commentary at 8:49 am by Jason G.

Yeah IdahoFrom About.com:

The choice of the Peregrine Falcon for the main design device on the Idaho Quarter strikes most people as being odd, and with good reason. The Peregrine Falcon isn’t even the Idaho State Bird; the Mountain Bluebird has this honor.

I was surprised when I saw the quarter…  but then when I hear the other two finalists were “a tapestry of farmland” or the lyrics to the state song, I think the best of three mediocre choices was taken…

I guess a drawing of a potato would be pretty boring…  other missed gems might include outlines of trees, or mountains, maybe the face of JR Simplot, or even Napoleon Dynamite…  Yeah, I guess a generic bird is probably the best choice after all.