The Great State of Illinois will celebrate it's 200th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the state wants to issue a commemorative coin, and is looking for a citizen to design it.

According to published reports, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs has launched a contest to find a design for the bicentennial coin.

Submissions should “capture the beauty of our state, its illustrious history, and depicts the great advantages Illinois has to offer.”

So grab your crayons, sharpies, or whatever you design with and get your entry in. Contest details are here.

Since it is Illinois issuing the coin, hopefully, the coin is still worth something once it's released.

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