Oklahoma is a U.S. state, which is situated in the South Central part of the country. The state is the twentieth most widespread and the twenty-eighth most populous state in the country. The name of the Oklahoma State is based on the Choctaw words, humma and Okla, which means "red” and “people". The state is also recognized casually by “The Sooner State”, which is its nickname, with reference to the non-resident colonizers who ventured their claims on the choicest parts of the land before the authorized opening date, and the 1889 Indian Appropriations Act, which admitted the white settlement in the Indian Territory of America. The name was resolved upon attaining statehood status, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory were combined and the word Indian was removed from the name. Oklahoma is the forty-sixth state to go into the union and its inhabitants are called Oklahomans or, casually "Okies".
Coin of the Oklahoma State Quarter
The first memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Oklahoma State Quarter released during 2008 honors the Oklahoma State, and is the forty-sixth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Oklahoma State was incorporated into the union on the 16th of November 1907, and the state has turned out to be the forty-sixth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Oklahoma State is called by the nickname, “The Sooner State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Oklahoma State Quarter portrays a picture of the Scissortail Flycatcher, the State bird of Oklahoma in flight with its distinguishing tail feathers spread. The bird is flying over the Indian Blanket, which is the State wildflower, backed by a meadow of analogous wildflowers. The coin also includes inscriptions, such as “Oklahoma”, “1907“, “2008 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Oklahoma quarter coin portrays an inscription that reads “Oklahoma".
The coin of the Oklahoma State Quarter was released on the 28th of January 2008 and it was engraved by Phebe Hemphill. The coin is designed with the standard weight of 5.670 grams, with the diameter of 0.955 inches (24.26mm) and a thickness of 0.068 inches (1.75 mm). The composition of the Delaware State Quarter is dressed with the Cuprous-Nickel alloy, with the proportion of 91.67% of Copper and 8.33% of Nickel.
The representation of Indian Blanket or the Gaillardia is a symbol of the State’s wealthy Native American inheritance of the Oklahoma State and indigenous elongated grass prairies that are plentiful in wildlife. The Oklahoma State was created by the merger of the Indian Territory and the Oklahoma Territory of the Five Civilized ethnic groups, such as Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee and Seminole.
Oklahoma State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Fort Towson Historic Site, Fort Gibson Historic Site, Fort Washita Historic Site, Battle of Honey Springs Historic Site and Fort Supply Historic Site.
Tourists who come to the Oklahoma can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Clydesdale Hitch and the Express Ranches Team, 45th Infantry Division Museum, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City Zoological Park and the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.