Some Oklahomans upset with state quarter designs

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The designs of the new state quarter in Oklahoma
has sparked some controversy in Oklahoma.

A spokesman for Governor Brad Henry says his office has received about two dozen calls and letters concerned that the Bible is missing from four of the five proposed designs.

The proposed designs are the Pioneer Woman; gushing oil derricks; the scissortail flycatcher, which is the state bird; and a calumet.

However the U.S. Mint states that guidelines have been set, saying that "inappropriate designs include logos with any type of religious affiliation."

A spokesman for the Mint says it will work with the state and the governor on the design.

Voting ends tomorrow, April 27th.

The winning design will be announced by May 1, and submitted to the U.S. Mint.

The state quarter series began in 1999 and the Oklahoma quarter will be issued early next year.

Vote online at or mail vote to:

State Quarter Contest

Office of the Governor, Ste. 212

State Capitol Building

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

You can view the five proposed designs below:

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