The State Quarter Program concluded in 2008 with the final five designs in the series. Coins were issued to honor Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. The final five designs were an excellent way to end the series. Each State Quarter design was striking and well defined. They primarily focus on a single element rather than the middle year quarters which were often conglomerations of symbols.
You can view detailed information about each quarter including large size images, mintages, and design descriptions by following the links.
Oklahoma State Quarter
The Oklahoma Quarter was the forty sixth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 28, 2008 and features the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. This is Oklahoma’s State Bird. The design shows its distinctive tail feathers spread.
New Mexico State Quarter
The New Mexico Quarter was the forty seventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on April 7, 2008 and features the Zia Sun Symbol. This represents the giver of all good, who provided gifts in groups of four. A topographical view of the state is the background.
Arizona State Quarter
The Arizona Quarter was the forty eighth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on June 2, 2008 and features the Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the world. Also included in the design are the Saguaro cactus.
Alaska State Quarter
The Alaska Quarter was the forty ninth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on August 25, 2008 and features a grizzly bear with salmon. These are meant to symbolize the great natural beauty and wildlife which are abundant in Alaska
Hawaii State Quarter
The Hawaii Quarter was the fiftieth and final coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on November 3, 2008 and features King Kamehameha I. He unified the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1800s.