Bags and Rolls
quarter officially launched into circulation
Monday, Jan. 28. Thousands of people were on
hand at the state’s Oklahoma History Center in
Oklahoma City where the ceremonially event took
United States Mint Acting Deputy Director Dan
Shaver joined Governor and Mrs. Brad Henry in
hosting the festivities.
“2007 was an exciting year for the Sooner State,
celebrating its centennial,” said Shaver.
“Today’s issuance of this beautiful
quarter serves as an encore to the state’s
centennial, and the coin itself will serve as a
lasting, nationwide tribute to Oklahoma, its
heritage and its people.”
After the ceremonial events, hundreds of
children received a free
others purchased $10 rolls and a special
commemorative set for $5.
The Oklahoma quarter is the 46th coin released
in the 50 State Quarters® Program. Nearly 1,000
designs were suggested for the
The tails or reverse of the coin features the
Scissortail Flycather - Oklahoma’s state bird -
in flight with its distinctive tail feathers
The bird soars above the Oklahoma state
wildflower, the Indian Blanket, within a field
of more wildflowers.
The coin’s design also bears the inscriptions
“Oklahoma” and “1907”, which was the year
Oklahoma was admitted into the Union.
During the ceremony, Governor Brad Henry
remarked that the Scissortail Flycatcher,
“represents the scenic beauty of our great