Delaware is one among the 50 states in the United States, which is situated on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic area of the country. The state is bordered by Maryland in the west and south, by New Jersey in the northeast, and it is surrounded by Pennsylvania in the north. The Delaware State was named after an English nobleman and the first colonial governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, after whom what is currently recognized Cape Henlopen, was initially named. The state of Delaware is in the northeastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula and it is the 2nd smallest, the 6th least crowded, but the 6th most thickly populated state in the United States.
Coin of the Delaware State Quarter
The remembrance quarter-dollar coin of Delaware State Quarter was released during 1999 honors Delaware, the 50 State Quarters Program of the United States Mint. Delaware was incorporated into the Union on the 7th of December 1787, turning out to be the first State of the United States. By means of the statehood status, Delaware is nicknamed as “The First State".
Design of the coin
The coin of the Delaware State Quarter depicts the historic ride on the horseback by Caesar Rodney, the the Continental Congress delegate, raced onto the scene as it started the much expected 50 State Quarters Program of the United States Mint. The coin was released on the 4th January 1999 and it also bears the writings, such as “Delaware”, “1787", “Caesar Rodney”, and “1999 E PLURIBUS UNUM” and the inscription “The First State" on its reverse side.
The coin of the Delaware State Quarter was engraved by William Cousins, 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.
Caesar Rodney, who was the Continental Congress delegate, was set out on the 80-mile voyage to Philadelphia on the 1st of July 1776 in spite of suffering from cancer and asthma, tolerating thundershowers and a harsh summer heat wave. He reached the Independence Hall the next day just in time to cast the deciding ballot, supporting the country's independence. This inhabitant of Dover has as well, held supplementary public offices than any other inhabitant of Delaware. Besides being an extremely devoted delegate, Caesar Rodney was as well, a judge, soldier, and the speaker of the Assembly of Delaware.
Tourist attractions of the Delaware State Quarter
The Delaware State Quarter is packed with historic places, such as the Brick Hotel Gallery, Amstel House Museum, George Read II House and Gardens, the Green, Fort Christina and the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.
The tourist attractions of the Delaware State Quarter comprise the Brandywine Zoo, Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Museum and Chaddsford Winery.
Some of the outdoor entertainments that visitors can take pleasure in the Delaware State Quarter include camping and hiking, state parks, hunting and fishing, and other outdoor activities, such as boating, beachcombing, skiing, cross country skiing, horseback riding, golf and sailing.