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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:05 am

BICENTENNIAL COIN DESIGNER

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced Hayden Schumer of Chatham as the winner of the bicentennial coin contest. The design was one of five finalists voted on by the public. The winning design will be minted in silver on one side of the coin and distributed to commemorate the Illinois bicentennial. The back of the coin will feature the state seal. Schumer, 21, is a graduate of Glenwood High School and Lincoln Land Community College where he earned a degree in graphic design. He is pursuing a degree in communication at the University of Illinois Springfield this fall. Schumer titled his design “The First 200” and said it depicted “Illinois’ strong, vibrant history.” The design features President Abraham Lincoln and multiple milestones and landmarks in Illinois. To pre-order a commemorative bicentennial coin, visit www.illinoistreasurer.gov and click the ‘Bicentennial Medallion Pre-Sale’ link beneath the Resource Center on the right side of the webpage.

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