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Oklahoma can’t decide concept

okla0523A.jpgThose charged with evaluating potential design concepts for the Oklahoma state quarter have not reached a consensus on a favorite.

Meetings on April 10 and 20 to review the nearly 1,000 ideas submitted by the public via the mail and via the online site OK.Gov resulted in no decision. After trimming them down to 30, the group tried to decide on a clear, decisive idea that should be represented on the quarter.

The group could not agree on one, according to a letter from Richard W. Chadwick, the Oklahoma Centennial Commission director. Evaluators were chosen by the commission.

Now, the matter goes to an ad hoc group put together by Gov. Brad Henry. It was to meet May 16 with Don Meller, president of the Oklahoma Numismatic Association, to narrow the choices down to 10. Those 10 will then be presented to Gov. Henry for his consideration.

The ad hoc group could also formulate an idea of its own and include it with the 10 it will send to the governor.

The governor will forward his selections to the U.S. Treasury by September. He can send as few as three or as many as five concepts.

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