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Most Awesome State Quarter Championship

December 24th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

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Our journey began 11 months ago to the day. But the true State Quarter journey traces back in 1999, when each state took five finalists, whittled it down to to a selection of varying quality (god knows what Ohio’s four rejected ones looked [...]

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State Quarters Final Four!

December 19th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 38 Comments

We have entered the Final Four of Quarterdom.  Who will take home the DiCaprio Prize?  Pry your oversized mother out of the bed and roll her over to the computer, because it’s time to crown a winner (of the semi-final round.)
All previous State Quarter action can be found here!

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Here we have a battle [...]

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Swayze Regional Final

November 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 36 Comments

Nobody puts state quarters in a corner!  Except for maybe the Ohio one…he was too stupid to have a good time…Anyways, it’s time for the Swayze Regional Final!  Follow all the state quarter action here!
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Compared to some of the other regions we’ve gone thru, the Swayze regional final ends in a David Byrne [...]

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McConaughey Regional Final!

October 21st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments

Take off your shirt, and kill the old red Rooster, it’s time for the McConaughey region Final!  Follow all the action here.
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For the final round of this oft-misspelled region, I finally got around to looking up the history behind the Hawaii quarter.  The man shown here towering over the Hawaiian islands is King Kamehameha [...]

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Keanu Regional Final

October 14th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 13 Comments

Whoa!  The second of our four regional finals in the Most Awesome State Quarter contest is underway!

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According to the US Mint website, the unapproved alternatives for the Alaska State Quarter were: A picture of a Polar Bear with the inscription “Land of the Midnight Sun”, ”Dog Musher with Denali (Mt. McKinley),” featuring a dog [...]

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Arnold Regional Final

October 10th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

Kevin designed some sweet commemorative medallions for the finals of the Most Awesome State Quarter contest.  Let’s tackle the hard fought Arnold Regional first.

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The giant fish of Washington faces the man behind the greatest monument in Washington for the Arnold Regional final.  Lincoln had a renowned appetite for fish, but this fish is [...]

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Swayze Regional Semi-Final

October 9th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 14 Comments

After a brief cooling off period, let’s finish this thing up!  What the hell am I talking about?  Started reading the blog within the past six months did you?  Catch up with the project here

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The Bay State vs. The State that Contains the Bay Area.  The Bay State rolls off the tongue much [...]

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McConaghey Regional Semi-Final

February 29th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

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The Equality State faces a state whose flag is patterned after the Confederate Flag. In a rather transparent effort to have us forget this fact, Alabama overcompensates with Helen Keller on its quarter, much like a disgraced politician who trots out his wife and kids on stage as he apologizes for his [...]

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Keanu Regional Semi-Final

February 26th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 25 Comments

We narrow down the final two State Quarters in the Keanu Regional. Catch up on all the previous matchups here!

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Arkansas is confident. They remain the last of the truly “Abstract” state quarters in the running for the title. But a quarter can only get so far on its weirdness alone. [...]

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Arnold Regional Semi-Final

February 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 18 Comments

Four coins are left in the Arnold Regional. Which two will move on? Follow all the previous action here.

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Kentucky has made a decent run for a rather mundane quarter, based pretty much entirely on my enjoying the quirky quote marks around the phrase “My Old Kentucky Home.” Going up against [...]

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Most Awesome State Quarter – McConaughey Regional Round 2

February 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 18 Comments

State Quarter fest 2k8 continues! Check out all the previous entries here.

 
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It would be difficult to find two more contrasting quarters than South Carolina and Wyoming. South Carolina employs the “Throw everything at your quarter and see what sticks” method of design, whereas Wyoming didn’t even bother to fill in the [...]

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Most Awesome State Quarter – Keanu Regional Round 2

February 12th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 31 Comments

The tide of State Quarter ranking rolls on! Catch up on all the previous rounds here!

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Due to an error at the mint, Delaware’s State Quarter only has the first three words of its motto printed. It is supposed to read “The First State to make up a historical figure to put [...]

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Most Awsome State Quarter – Swayze Regional Round 2

February 8th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 19 Comments

The Swayze Regional continues! Follow the insanity at State Quarter HQ!

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The Brickyard meets the great outdoors in this round two matchup. Indiana boasts about the Indy 500. You are probably thinking, “The Indy 500? The crown jewel of a niche sport which has recently been completely regulated to minor [...]

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Most Awesome State Quarter – Arnold Region Round 2

February 5th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 24 Comments

After a thrilling first round that put the ho-hum super bowl to shame, there is nowhere to go for the Most Awesome State Quarter competition but up! Expect great things from round 2, which due to the odd number of states in our union (let’s get 14 more added before we run this again, [...]

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Most Awsome State Quarter – Swayze Regional Round 1

January 31st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 36 Comments

Welcome coinfans, here we go with more tails-to-tails first-round competition on the road to the title of America’s Most Awesome State Quarter! You can catch up with all the action at Quarter Central, but the Swayze Region boasts such juggernauts of jing, I’ll go out on a limb and say that whoever survives this [...]

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