Disgruntled about Peregrine on Idaho state quarter
Among its arguments are
The quarter should be representative of the uniqueness of the Idaho, its individuality, and it’s qualities which set it apart from other states. The falcon is far too ubiquitous to be uniquely Idaho. The Peregrine Falcon has one of the most global distributions of any bird of prey. This falcon is found on every continent except Antarctica, and lives in a wide variety of habitats from tropics, deserts, and maritime to the tundra, and from a sea level to 12,000 feet.Anyone else heard anything about this or similar disagreements about birds on state quarters?
We strongly urge that this option be discounted, since the number one criteria for the state quarter is "Designs shall have broad appeal to the citizens of the state", and the Peregrine Falcon does not have said broad appeal. Boise is home to the World Center for Birds of Prey, The Peregrine Fund's world headquarters. There is far more to Idaho than Boise. This is yet another reason for people in North, Central, and Southeast Idaho to feel alienated and estranged from its so-called State capitol.