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Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: January 28, 2008 - the 1st coin released in 2008
Statehood: November 16, 1907 - the 46th State
Inscription: "Oklahoma 1907"
Description: A Scissortail Flycatcher, the State bird, in flight with it's tail feathers spread. Below the bird, to the left and right, are Indian Blanket wildflowers (the State flower).
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2008) and the motto "E Pluribus Unum". The motto is Latin for "Out of Many, One", recognizing that out of the many colonies (or states) emerged a single nation.
Engravers: The Reverse design (the tail or State-side of the Quarter) was created by Phebe Hemphill.
The original Observe design (the front or Washington-side of the Quarter) was created by John Flanagan and first appeared in 1932. For the 50 State Quarters series, Flanagan's design was modified by William Cousins: the portrait of Washington was slightly reduced to accomodate the moving of the legends from the Reverse to the Obverse.
Reverse Inscriptions for the Oklahoma Quarter:
Number of Oklahoma Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (located near Sulphur (OK)) will be issued in 2011. It will be the 10th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series and the last coin issued in 2011.
The following quarters will be issued in 2011: Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) & Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma).
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