Wednesday, May 24, 2006
25 cents for your thoughts
If you know your Colorado mountains like we do, you probably agree: The peak featured on the Colorado quarter that was minted today is Longs in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Gov. Bill Owens has called the image on the coin a generic mountain range, and designers say it is a composite. But those who know Longs Peak are going to be hard to convince it is anything other than the hammer-topped mountain.
Compare the coin mountain with this image from Texas photographer Allen Matheson's image on his Web site, www.photohome.com. What do you think?