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, What do you think?

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