A design from an Illinois college student is the winner of State Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ Illinois Bicentennial Coin Contest. The winner is 21 year old Hayden Schumer of Chatham whose design, called “the first 200” features depictions of Abraham Lincoln, Chicago’s Willis Tower, The State Capitol, Route 66, and more. Treasurer Frerichs says Schumer’s work was chosen from about 30 submissions.
the design will be minted on one side of the coin. The other side will have the state seal. You can pre-order the commemorative coin for $45 and they will be shipped out around August 1st. Visit www.illinoistreasurer.gov for more information.