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Montana Proposed Designs
Winning design chosen to be on the Montana quarter
Other versions designed by The Mint for the Montana quarter
Design narratives submitted to the mint
- Bull Elk — Shows a bull elk in the center posed on a rugged rock formation. In the background, the sun rises over the horizon of the plains of eastern Montana.
- Bison Skull — A bison skull in the center of the coin with an Indian feather hanging from one horn of the skull. Other designs could include only the bison skull, the bison skull with mountains tapering to the plains in the background or a bison skull with a staff with an Indian feather hanging from it next to the skull.
- State Outline — The state outline fills the quarter. Inside the outline, the west is filled with mountains tapering to the eastern Montana plains. The ‘‘Big Sky’’ is overhead with clouds and or the sun rising over the plains.
- Big Sky Country — The top of the quarter filled with Montana’s ‘‘Big Sky’’ and a few clouds. In the background, a mountain range, down to the horizon where a river emerges from the mountains and snakes down the plains. The words ‘‘Big Sky Country’’ could be placed on the coin.
Sample of early designs proposed for the Montana quarter
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