Saturday, February 13, 2010

Review: State quarters - New Hampshire

This is a good design because it uses only two main elements, the state motto and a state icon. New Hampshire's motto is properly patriotic -- "Live Free or Die" -- and the icon is cool-looking, a natural rock formation resembling a human face and called the "Old Man of the Mountain".

But the icon's depiction on this coin is also a little sad, nowadays. That formation, which hung on the side of Cannon Mountain, fell apart just three years after the coin was issued.

Overall rating - 3 - Good

Next up: Virginia

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