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Hawaii Proposed Designs
Winning design chosen for the Hawai‘i quarter
Other finalist designs by The Mint for the Hawai‘i quarter
Design Themes and Narratives for the Hawai‘i quarter
- Surfing – Hawai‘i’s Gift to the World(Read complete narrative here)
Design Elements: A surfer in a dignified pose is standing on a long board riding a wave with
Diamond Head in the background or toward the island chain. The eight major islands or
Diamond Head are shown. The coin contains the word “Aloha.”
- Aloha Spirit(Read complete narrative here)
Design Elements: The coin shows a traditional, culturally accurate female hula dancer with her
left hand up and right hand extended with palm open, and a maile lei around her neck. The
island chain is above the dancer and the word “Aloha” is at the bottom of the coin.
- Diamond Head(Read complete narrative here)
Design Elements: Two icons of Hawai‘i—the famous west profile of Diamond Head and the
classic full statue of King Kamehameha I by Thomas Gould—are depicted, along with the word
- Hawai‘i, the Island State(Read complete narrative here)
Design Elements: The eight major Hawaiian islands are featured on the commemorative coin,
arching from the lower right to the upper left. A full-body depiction of King Kamehameha I is on
the right side of the coin, with his hand stretching out towards the island chain. The state motto,
“Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono,” is in the lower left quadrant. A plumeria lei border is on the
left and right between the words “Hawai‘i” at the top and “E Pluribus Unum” on the bottom.
- Hawai‘i – Diverse But Unified(Read complete narrative here)
Design Elements: A full-figure depiction of King Kamehameha I as pictured in the Thomas
Gould statue is featured, with the eight major islands shown in relief (i.e. showing topography,
mountains, etc.). On the left bottom quadrant is the state motto in Hawaiian, “Ua mau ke ea o ka
‘aina i ka pono.”
Some Early Proposed Designs
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