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By Kent Larsen
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Design for "Utah" Quarter May Feature Beehive and Seagull

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The design for the "Utah" quarter, one of a series of 50 quarters being issued by the U.S. Mint in order of the state's entrance into the union, will apparently use the traditionally Mormon, but also very Utahn images of a beehive and a seagull.

A Utah State House committee approved the suggested design including the beehive and seagull on Friday, January 25th, but did not address the Mint's design specifications, which prohibit using religious images. Most lawmakers didn't see the religious nature of the images as an issue because the images are also connected with the state, "The beehive is a symbol of our industry," said Ogden Democrat Neil Hansen. "The seagull is the state bird."


Short Sessions: Panel backs quarter design using beehive, seagull
Salt Lake Tribune 26Jan02 US UT SLC T4


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