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Mint Unveals Design Of Oklahoma Quarter

November 28, 2007
by Jim Meyers

The U.S. Mint announced the state quarter designs Tuesday for Oklahoma and four other states, marking the end of the most popular coin program in U.S. history. Oklahoma’s quarter will kick off the final five and is expected to be available in late January.

Its design features Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissortail flycatcher, in flight with its distinctive tail feathers spread as it soars above the state wildflower, the Indian blanket, and a field of similar wildflowers. The coin also will bear the inscriptions “Oklahoma” and “1907.”

“It’s fitting that Oklahoma’s commemorative quarter has been unveiled during this year of our centennial,” Gov. Brad Henry said. “I want to thank the tens of thousands of Oklahomans who took part in the voting process and made their voices heard.”

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