Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday that the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial received the most votes online and will be featured on a new Massachusetts quarter in the next round of state quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the coming years.

According to Patrick’s press office, the governor made the announcement via his Twitter feed.

The other choices for the quarter included the Lowell National Historic Park, the House of Seven Gables in Salem and the U.S.S. Constitution.

We’re wondering what would have happened if Fenway Park was included.

More than 245,000 people voted on the new design.

The Mint recently asked all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, to select one preferred and three alternate nationally recognized sites to be featured on the reverse of a new quarter. As part of America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act, the new quarters will be issued at the rate of five new designs per year beginning in 2010, and will be issued in the order in which the selected sites were established as national sites, as opposed to the last round, where quarters came out in the order of statehood.

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