2008 Oklahoma State Quarters
The obverse will continue to bear the familiar restored 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington.
The Reverse side features an image of the State bird, the Scissortail Flycatcher, in flight with its distinctive tail feathers spread. The bird is soaring over the State wildflower, the Indian Blanket, backed by a field of similar wildflowers. The coin’s design also bears the inscriptions Oklahoma and 1907. The depiction of Indian Blanket or Gaillardia symbolizes the State’s rich Native American heritage and native long grass prairies that are abundant in wildlife. Oklahoma was formed by the combination of the Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory of the Five Civilized Tribes – Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee. The State’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and homma, meaning red and people.