Kentucky is an American state, positioned on the eastern side of the south-central area of the country. The state is one among the four states in the country, which is represented as a commonwealth state. At first, the present Kentucky state was a division of Virginia, and in due course it attained the statehood status during 1792. The Kentucky State is the thirty-seventh most wide-ranging and the twenty-sixth most densely inhabited state in the country. One among the major areas in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region, which is located in the central part of the state, includes two of its main cities, Lexington and Louisville.
Coin of the Kentucky State Quarter
The fifth and the last memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Kentucky State Quarter released during 2001 honors the Kentucky state, and is the 15th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Kentucky was incorporated into the union on the 1st of June 1792, and the state has turned out to be the 15th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Kentucky State is nicknamed as “The Bluegrass State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Kentucky State Quarter includes a pure-bred racehorse, which is placed behind a fence in the forefront of the quarter. The coin also includes writings, such as “Kentucky”, “1792“and “2001 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Kentucky quarter coin includes the stately manor, Federal Hill, with a writing that reads, "My Old Kentucky Home".
The coin of the Kentucky State Quarter was released on the 15th of October 2001 and it was engraved by T. James Ferrell. 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.
Kentucky was the primary state on the western border to connect to the Union and is one among the four states to name it a "commonwealth state." The state is an abode of the fastest running yearly horse race in the United States, known as the Kentucky Derby. The renowned Kentucky Bluegrass Country is as well, a grazing ground for some of the best racehorses of the world. The new coin of the Kentucky state quarter is also featured with another famous icon of Kentucky, Federal Hill, which has turned out to be recognized as "My Old Kentucky Home." The design demonstrates a side view of the renowned Bardstown home where the state song "My Old Kentucky Home" was written by Stephen Foster.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Kentucky include Jefferson Davis, who was the ex-president of the United States, lived during the period 1808-89, Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, lived during the period 1809-65, Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was recognized as the Lion of White Hall and who served the Kentucky legislature for three terms, lived during the period 1810-1903, and Daniel Boone, the renowned pioneer in the history of the United States, lived during the period 1734-1820.
Kentucky is crowded with historic places, such as the Fort Boonesborough State Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the State Capitol and the My Old Kentucky Home State Park.
Tourists who come to the Kentucky can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Land between the Lakes, Mammoth Cave National Park, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Kentucky Horse Park and the Churchill Downs Race Track.