SE Indiana artist chosen to design bicentennial medal

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An artist from southeastern Indiana has been selected to design a commemorative medal for the state’s 200 year anniversary.

The Bicentennial Commission announced Thursday it had selected Donna Weaver of Vevay from a pool of 50 applicants and more than 100 designs.

Weaver will work with a minting company to shape her initial submission, titled “Indiana Revealed,” into a design that will appear on the commemorative medal.

Indiana will celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood in 2016.

Before she retired in 2006, Weaver was a contract artist with the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, where she designed coins and medals. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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