California is a state, which is situated on the Western Coastal area of the United States is the most crowded U.S. state in the country. It is the abode of one out of eight citizens who reside in the country. It is the 8th most populated in the country.
The first quarter unconfined in the United States during 2005 honors California and It is the 31st in the 50 State Quarters® Program of the United States Mint. California was incorporated into the Union on the 9th of September 1850, turning out to be the 31st State of the United States. The state has been nicknamed as the "Golden State," the quarter of the California, portrays John Muir, the naturalist and conservationist, admiring the monolithic granite headwall of the Yosemite Valley, called the "Half Dome" and also holds a tall California condor.
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the California State Quarter bears the inscriptions, such as "Yosemite Valley," "John Muir," "California," and "1850". The coin was released on the 31st of January 2005, with the picture of John Muir and Yosemite Valley on its reverse side. The coin of the California State Quarter was engraved by Don Everhart 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 California State Quarter is dressed with the Cuprous-Nickel alloy, with the proportion of 91.67% of Copper and 8.33% of Nickel.
During 1849, the year earlier than the California State gained the statehood status the family of John Muir migrated from Scotland to the United States when he was 11 years old, inhabiting in Wisconsin. During 1868, John Muir sailed up the West Coast at the age of 30 and landed in San Francisco. He made his dwelling in the Yosemite Valley, recounting the Sierra Nevada Mountains as "the Range of Light" the most exquisitely attractive of all the mountain series. He dedicated the remaining parts of his life to the maintenance of natural loveliness, publishing in excess of 300 articles and 10 paperbacks that expanded his environmentalist philosophy.
The Congress time-honored Yosemite National Park in 1890 and during 1892 John Muir helped to form the Sierra Club to defend it, serving as that President of the organization until his bereavement in 1914. The California condor, with an elongated wingspan of 108 inches (9 feet) is also displayed on the coin in an honor to the flourishing repopulation of the formerly extinct bird.
Tourist attractions of the California State Quarter
The California State Quarter is crammed with historic locations, such as the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Bodie State Historic Park, Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, El Presidio De Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park.
Tourists, visiting the California State have a lot to enjoy sightseeing attractions in the state, including Queen Mary Seaport, Napa Valley Wine Train, Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Disneyland Resort, Six Flags Magic Mountain/Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the San Diego Zoo.
Some of the city spotlights of California State Quarter include Long Beach, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Santa Ana.