CFA 18/JAN/07-4

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Fifty States circulating / commemorative quarter program for 2008. Reverse designs for the Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii state quarters
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Moy:

At its meeting of 18 January, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternatives for the last five of the reverse designs for the 50 State Quarters Program. The Commission's recommendations were as follows:

Oklahoma - Design #OK-2.

New Mexico - Design #NM-1.

Arizona - Design #AZ-1.

Alaska - Design #AK-1. The Commission requested that the phrase "Land of the Midnight Sun" be replaced by the phrase "The Last Frontier," the nickname more commonly associated with and unique to the state of Alaska.

Hawaii - Although the Commission members did not support any design as presented, they recommended a simplified version of #HI-3, with only the image of Diamond Head and omitting the rendition of King Kamehameha.

The Commission has appreciated the opportunity to review the entire series of state quarters and congratulates the United States Mint on the success of the program.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Edmund C. Moy, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint