Tails Never Fail

The US Mint began its state quarter program in 1999 with plans to mint a representative quarter for each state in the sequence they became part of the union. In May, 2001, the Maine Arts Commission began the process to decide what image would represent Maine on the Maine State Quarter to be minted in May 2003. Unbeknownst to us, a Rockland family presented a design concept that included the Victory Chimes sailing by the Pemaquid Lighthouse. The commission chose it as one of four finalists in the design competition. Governor Angus King asked citizens of Maine to choose the design that would grace the state quarter. In August, 2002 the people of Maine voted and made their choice. We were very honored and proud that they chose the Victory Chimes as one of the enduring images along the Pemaquid Lighthouse and the White Pine that will forever represent Maine on the quarter.