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A DESIGN FROM A DOWNSTATE 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 MIKE FRERICHS SAYS SCHUMER’S WORK WAS CHOSEN FROM ABOUT 30 SUBMISSIONS.
 

 

 
THE DESIGN WILL BE MINTED IN SILVER 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 FIRST. VISIT ILLINOIS TREASURER DOT GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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