Thursday, February 18, 2010
Review: State quarters - New York
OK, I really like this quarter design, and I'm going to tell you why.
Wait, no. I don't have to tell you. Just look at it! It's got the Statue of Liberty on it! How can you get more American than that? The designers of the New York coin could have gone all self-referential on us and featured something that focuses on New York City. But they didn't. They could have gone all urbane on us and featured something that showcased high art or theater. But they didn't. They could have gone all cosmopolitan on us and featured something international in character, like the U.N. building (shudder). But they didn't.
No. They went all American on us and showcased that most American of icons, that beautiful lady, that work of Bartholdi and gift from France, the Statue of Liberty. And I thank them for it!
Oh, and the state outline is cool and the slogan, "Gateway to Freedom", is very American, too.
Overall rating - 5 - Best
Keep your eyes open for North Carolina.