Makes Cents: Final Five State Quarters Unveiled

Last coins will wrap up successful series
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 3:35 AM CST
These handout artist renderings provided by the U.S. Mint show the designs for the final five quarters in the Mint's 50-state quarter program. The designs, from left are, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The 50-state quarter program will wrap up next year when quarters for the final five states will be released. The US Mint revealed their designs yesterday:

  • Oklahoma's quarter will feature the state bird, the scissortail flycatcher, and the state flower, the Indian blanket.
  • New Mexico's coin will be marked with a Zia sun symbol.
  • Arizona's will include the Grand Canyon and a Saguaro cactus.
  • Alaska's coin will feature  a grizzly bear with a salmon in its mouth.
  • Hawaii's will be stamped with King Kamehameha.

The quarters program is the most successful in the history of the US Mint, raking in some $3.8 billion in extra profits for the government as collectors rush to accumulate the coins. All quarters will revert to their original design after next year.