Missouri is one among the 50 U.S. states, which is situated in the Midwestern region of the country. It is the twenty-first most wide-ranging and the eighteenth most crowded state in the country. The state of Missouri includes 114 counties and the self-governing city of St. Louis. The four biggest city areas of the state include Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield. The land of the present Missouri was purchased from France as a measurement of the Louisiana Purchase and became recognized as the Missouri Territory.
Coin of the Missouri State Quarter
The fourth memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Missouri State Quarter released during 2003 honors the Missouri state, and is the 24th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Missouri was incorporated into the union on the 10th of August 1821, and the state has turned out to be the 24th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Missouri State is nicknamed as “The Show Me State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Missouri State Quarter portrays the historic return of Clark and Lewis to St. Louis along the Missouri River, with the Gateway Arch, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the backdrop. The coin also includes writings, such as “Missouri”, “1821, ““2003 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Missouri quarter coin includes a writing that reads ““Corps of Discovery 1804-2004".
The coin of the Missouri State Quarter was released on the 4th of August 2003 and it was engraved by Alfred Maletsky. 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 much of the history of the state of Missouri is associated with the grand rivers that run through it, the state got "Show Me State" as its nickname, owing to the dedication of its people to plain common sense. It is easy to visualize President Thomas Jefferson, articulating "show me" as he sent Clark and Lewis forward to their hike into the unexplored Louisiana Purchase land. Their 8,000-mile voyage westward and back, such that some people claim that it was the greatest United States military voyage ever. The voyage was commenced in St. Charles in Missouri just 20 miles of the western side of St. Louis, during 1804 and finished when they came back to St. Louis in Missouri during 1806.
Tourist attractions of Missouri
Missouri is crowded with historic places, such as the Nathan Boone Homestead, Fort Davidson, Bollinger Mill, Battle of Lexington Historic Site and the Arrow Rock.
Tourists who come to the Missouri can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Springfield Bass pro Shops Outdoor World, Branson, St. Louis Union Station, Science City at Union Station being restored in Kansas City and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch).
The city spotlights that are available in the Missouri State Quarter are the Saint Louis City and the Kansas City.