The One With The Beehive
It's not a surprise the beehive is a finalist for Utah's quarter design. It's already Utah's Official State Insect Colony. As a metaphor, it's pretty good. Everyone pitches in to build a nice community, everyone works hard, does his job, etc. So it's a solid pick for Utah's quarter. After all, we are "The Beehive State". It's comfortably respectable. It doesn't make you raise your eyebrows like the voyeuristic "Show Me State" of Missouri. But it's also not as mysterious and cool as Virginia's nickname, "Old Dominion". The design also features a Sego Lily, a flower that played a prominent part in Utah's settlement, but that no one has ever actually seen in person.