After more than seven months of researching, discussing, tweaking and debating, the Oregon Commemorative Coin Commission has made a recommendation for the design for the state quarter:
“The Oregon quarter is like a billion postcards we’re sending to the rest of the country for the next two decades, and it will feature one of Oregon’s most beautiful natural treasures,” said State Treasurer Randall Edwards, co-chairman of the commission with the governor.
The Crater Lake design narrowly defeated the Mount Hood design by a final vote of 10-8 on Friday.
The Mint has asked that the governor return his final decision by mid-May.
No one on the commission expects him to dismiss their recommendation, but ultimately it is his decision.
The Salem woman had campaigned for Crater Lake since early in the selection process and was involved with crafting the narrative concept that was submitted to the Mint.
“It would have been much easier had the renderings been of a higher quality,” she said.