Iowa is a state in the United States, situated in the Midwestern part of the country. The state is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the west by the Big Sioux River and the Missouri River. Iowa is the only state in the country, which is entirely bordered by rivers on its eastern and western sides. Illinois and Wisconsin surround the state to the east, Missouri to the south, South Dakota and Nebraska surround the western side of the state, Missouri to the south and the northern part of the state is bordered by Minnesota. The Iowa State is the twenty-sixth most wide-ranging state in the ground area and the thirtieth most crowded state in the country.
Coin of the Iowa State Quarter
The fourth memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Iowa State Quarter released during 2004 honors the Iowa state, and is the 29th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Iowa was incorporated into the union on the 28th of December 1846, and the state has turned out to be the 29th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Iowa State is nicknamed as “The Hawkeye State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Iowa State Quarter portrays a single-room schoolhouse with an instructor and students, sowing a tree, and the writing "Grant Wood". The design of the coin is derived from "Arbor Day," a picture drawn by Grant Wood, who was born next to Anamosa in Iowa. The coin also includes writings, such as “Iowa”, “1846“and “2004 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Iowa quarter coin features the writing “Foundation in Education”.
The coin of the Iowa State Quarter was released on the 30th of August 2004 and it was engraved by John Mercanti. The coin is designed 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.
Iowans, the inhabitants of Iowa, have had a promise of education since the earliest days of the state. When Iowa was approved as a state during 1846, it previously had many rural country schools in every of its counties. Iowa had set up its first high school during the 1850s, even though high schools normally did not turn out to be prevalent in the United States of America, pending after 1900. Public and Private colleges also rapidly took root in the novel State.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Iowa include James Wilson, who served in the Iowa State Legislature during the period 1867-73 and in the United States Congress during the periods 1873-77 and 1883-85, Buffalo Bill, a Davenport native who was a well-known frontier scout and the supreme showman of his day from 1846 to 1917, Herbert C. Hoover, who was the 31st president of America, Glenn Miller, who was the creator of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and an admired hit-maker of the swing age, and Charles A. Kettering, who was the discoverer of the first electrical explosion system.
The Iowa State is crowded with historic places, such as the Herbert Hoover National Historical Site, Effigy Mounds National Monument, the Fort Museum and Frontier Village and the Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.
Tourists who come to the Iowa State can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead, Pikes Peak State Park, Buffalo Bill Museum or The Lone Star Steamer, National Balloon Museum and the Blank Park Zoo.