Colorado is one of the 50 states in the United States that encompasses the majority of the Southern Rock-strewn Mountains in addition to the western border of the Great Plains and the northeastern part of the Colorado Plateau. Colorado is a fraction of the Western part of the United States, the Mountain States, and the Southwestern United States. The state is the eighth most wide-ranging and the 22nd most crowded of the 50 states in the country.
Coin of the Colorado State Quarter
The third remembrance quarter-dollar coin was released during 2006 honors Colorado, and it is the 38th coin in the 50 State Quarters® Program of the United States Mint. Colorado was incorporated into the Union on the 1st of August 1876, turning out to be the 38th State of the United States. By means of the statehood status, gained less than a month subsequent to the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State".
Design of the coin
The coin of the Colorado State Quarter portrays a sweeping view of the stony Rocky Mountains of the state, with evergreen trees and a flag carrying the writing "Colorful Colorado." The coin was released on the 14th of June 2006 and it also bears the writings, such as "Colorado" and "1876" on its reverse side.
The coin of the California State Quarter was engraved by Norm Nemeth, 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.
The first inhabitants of the Colorado state were most likely the Anasazi Indians, who resided in multi-story rock face dwellings in canyons in the southwestern bend of Colorado four centuries earlier than the visit of Columbus. During the last part of the 13th century, these Anasazi Indians deserted their cliff homes and apparently migrated southward. The Spanish were the first Europeans to venture into the state of Colorado. Over the subsequent 250 years, the Spanish made other voyages into the Colorado region.
The Congress voted statehood for Kansas during January 1861. A bill to form Colorado Territory was passed immediately thereafter. William Gilpin was appointed as the first territorial governor of Colorado by the then President of the United States, Lincoln.
The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are abode to some of the grandest natural wonders of the country. Among these, rising just about 10,000 feet from the floor of the valley in the Northwest part of the state is, the Grand Mesa, which is the biggest even-top mountain in the world, and it is abode to over 200 lakes and several miles of picturesque hiking trails.
Tourist attractions of the Colorado State Quarter
The Colorado State is filled with historic places, such as the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Dinosaur National Monument and the Colorado National Monument.
Tourists, visiting California from all parts of the world have a great deal to take pleasure in sightseeing attractions in the state, such as the Ghost Town Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Anasazi Heritage Center and the Elitch Gardens Amusement Park.
Some of the city spotlights of the Colorado State Quarter include Denver, Colorado Springs, etc.