Finalized designs for 2008-dated state quarters were shown to the public Nov. 27 by the U.S. Mint. These five quarters, honoring Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii, bring to an end the popular 50 states quarter series.
Oklahoma?s quarter features the state bird, the Scissortail
Flycatcher, flying above the state wildflower, the Indian
Blanket. New Mexico selected the Zia sun symbol superimposed over a topographical outline of the state. Arizona has on its quarter a detailed image of the Grand Canyon and the state flower, the Saguaro Cactus.
Reverse of the Alaska quarter shows a grizzly bear emerging from water with a salmon in its jaws and shows the North Star displayed above the inscription ?The Great Land.?
The final state quarter, Hawaii, features King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the eight major islands of Hawaii.
For more on the state quarter program, visit the Mint Web site at www.usmint.gov.