Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle announced that she has selected the state’s recommended design for the last of the 50 State Quarters.® Governor Lingle accepted the recommendation of the Hawaii Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission which validated the results of a public on-line poll. The design selected received the most number of votes in the poll.

The design chosen includes the King Kamehameha I statue on the right side of the coin, with his hand stretching toward a map of the eight main Hawaiian islands. The State motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono” (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness) will be on the lower left side of the coin. The rest of the elements are what is required by the 50 State Quarters program.

The governor said that the design will be submitted to the US Mint for approval. Hawaii’s Commemorative Quarter is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2008 and will be produced for 10 weeks as the last quarter of the series.

Image courtesy of the Hawaii Governor’s office.

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