The Oklahoma state quarter officially launched into circulation Monday, Jan. 28. Thousands of people were on hand at the state's Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City where the ceremonially event took place.
United States Mint Acting Deputy Director Dan Shaver joined Governor and Mrs. Brad Henry in hosting the festivities.
"2007 was an exciting year for the Sooner State, celebrating its centennial,” said Shaver. "Today's issuance of this beautiful Oklahoma quarter serves as an encore to the state's centennial, and the coin itself will serve as a lasting, nationwide tribute to Oklahoma, its heritage and its people.”
There are thousands and thousands of coin sites on the Internet. Many of them are outstanding while others have been dead for months and years. It's the sheer quantity and their varying degrees of completion - or, incompleteness to be more exact - that make it more difficult to find some of the gems out there.
It's my hope you'll discover at least one or two new sites or "gems" to frequent after reading this.
The criteria for coin sites listed
First and foremost, this list isn't completely fair. It doesn't and can't list every coin related site that offers terrific information or services for coin collectors. To keep the list manageable, I set up a few conditions. Each site had to: