Michigan is a state in the United States that is situated in the Great Lakes area of the Midwestern part of the country. It is the 9th most heavily populated state and 11th biggest state in area in the country. Michigan is the only among the 50 states in the country to have two peninsulas, such as the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula. The name Michigan was at first applied to the Lower Peninsula. The Straits of Mackinac separates the Upper Peninsula from the Lower Peninsula.
Coin of the Michigan State Quarter
The first memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Michigan State Quarter released during 2004 honors the Michigan state, and is the 26th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Michigan was incorporated into the union on the 26th of January 1837, and the state has turned out to be the 26th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Michigan State is nicknamed as “The Great Lakes State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Michigan State Quarter portrays the outline of the Michigan State and the Great Lakes system. The coin also includes writings, such as “Michigan”, “1837", “2004 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Michigan quarter coin includes a writing that reads “The Great Lakes State," which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Michigan State Quarter was released on the 26th of January 2004 and it was engraved by Donna Weaver. 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.
As designated by the “The Great Lakes State", the nickname of the state, much of the history of the state of Michigan is attached to the Great Lakes, such as Ontario, Michigan, Superior, Erie, and Huron. These are the five largest lakes of the world that jointly include in excess of 38,000 square miles and structure the biggest body of fresh water in the world. Michigan is the only U.S. state that is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes. A person, who is standing at any place in the Michigan State, will be standing within 85 miles of one among the Great Lakes. Michigan includes 116 lighthouses and direction-finding lights to aid in navigation.
Some of the historic personalities who were born in the state of Michigan include Henry Ford the renowned automobile manufacturer and engineer, lived during the period 1863-1947. The state is also a birthplace of Charles Lindberg, an aviator, who accomplished the first solo transatlantic aircraft flight during 1927, who lived during the period 1902-74. Gilda Radner, the renowned comedienne of Hollywood movies was a native to Michigan. The leading American aircraft manufacturer, William E. Boeing, was born in Detroit in Michigan, who lived during the period 1881-1956.
Michigan is crowded with historic places, such as the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mackinac Historic Park, Fort Wilkins State Historic Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Cambridge State Historic Park.
Tourists who come to the Michigan can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Point Iroquois Light Station, Adventure Island, Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo, the Detroit Zoological Institute and the Fair Lane - Henry Ford's Estate.