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State Quarter to Be Minted Soon

There is good news for coin collectors. 

The final state quarter representing Hawaii will soon be minted. 

You can have a say in how this special quarter will be designed, along with the Hawaii Commemorative Quarter Commission that will work to get a coin that's just money.

The commission is made up of about 40 leaders in Hawaii's business, government, education, culture and art fields.

The Governor has a role in the commission; she will have the task of submitting the final design for the state but not without some input from the public.

"Our coin should be released in the fall of 2008 were a few years down the road it will be mintEd for about ten weeks and will have a shelf life of 30 years," said Tourism Liaison Marsha Weinert.

36 state quarters have been released to date. 

Hawaii's quarter commission chairman said the group has learned from other states what does and doesn't work.

The governor said she will choose a design that symbolizes the state and also shares with the rest of the country Hawaii's proud history, unique geography and rich diversity.

Those interested in sharing their ideas may submit them to the state.

 

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