Thursday, March 18, 2010

Review: State quarters - Indiana

I like Indiana's quarter design. The state outline is nothing special (it looks like a rectangle that's spilling its innards), the circle of stars is unimaginative, the motto is shrug-worthy, but all of this is marvelously redeemed by that way cool race car!

Yes, we all know what Indiana is really famous for (no, not the little horsey team) -- it's a fast formula car race they have every Memorial Day called the Indianapolis 500. And I'm glad the team that designed this quarter had the guts to feature that aspect of the state's culture front and center. (OK, it's a little off-center, but that's part of its charm.)

The race car is a bit of a departure from the stuff that's normally put on a state quarter, but I like it a lot. It's a very good design, and I'm glad to get it after so many weak offerings in a row.

Overall rating - 4 - Better

Mississippi's just down the road.

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