Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bald eagle pair named George and Martha adorn gold commemorative coin

WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Another female bald eagle might have her talons on his heart, but rest assured, the love story between George and Martha is not quite over.

The products of their union, their eaglets, are pictured on a gold coin released last week by the U.S. Mint as part of a three-coin set honoring the national bird.

When the coins went on sale Jan. 15, there was no mention of George and Martha or of the construction workers on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project who named them. But follow the artist's initials on the coins, S.G., to Arlington County resident Susan Gamble, and her muse is clear.

"It just seemed they had to be immortalized, or at least I had to try," said Gamble, who used photographs of the eaglets to design the coins. . . .

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