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Drawn and Quartered 

A few designs for the California quarter that better capture the nature of our splendid state

Wednesday, Mar 2 2005
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Our state quarter entered circulation a few weeks ago, but already we're certain the image -- Yosemite Valley, John Muir, a condor flying into John Muir's beard -- will never enter our state's crowded iconography. It's just not California enough. Here, then, are a few quarter designs that didn't make the cut, but that we feel best capture the true nature of our splendid state. (Tommy Craggs and Nate Cavalieri)

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