Options over flip-side image on US coin for Ozark Riverways

1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago Monday, October 19 2015 Oct 19, 2015 Monday, October 19, 2015 11:14:03 AM CDT October 19, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Choices over a turtle or a historic mill are at the center of how the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways may be depicted on the tales-side of a new U.S. coin.

One of the images could land on the new U.S. quarter expected to debut in 2017. One image shows a turtle eyeing a kayaker. The other shows Alley Mill, established in 1868 to grind grain.

The Springfield News-Leader reports two groups came to different conclusions about which one should be on the coin. The Council of Fine Arts on Friday recommended the mill drawing. But the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recommended the turtle design.

Nine designs were considered overall.

The U.S. Treasury Secretary will make the final call and doesn't have to choose from the two that were recommended.

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