Treasury Secretary Geithner to Choose Design of Yellowstone Quarter

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will decide which quarter design will be used to commemorate Yellowstone National Park next year.

Three designs were submitted for the tails side of a new Yellowstone quarter, which will be a part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. None received unanimous support from the judges.

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which reviewed the designs in September, chose one depicting a bison standing in front of Old Faithful geyser. But the Commission of Fine Arts didn’t like any of the options, all of which include variations of the iconic geyser.

With no ringing endorsement, Geithner will make the final decision.

The Yellowstone quarter will be the second issued under the program. The first will honor Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.

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