State Quarter of South Carolina
Category: South Carolina
South Carolina is a U.S. state that is located in the Southeastern part of the country. The northern part of the South Carolina State is surrounded by North Carolina, its southern side and the western side by Georgia, situated across the Savannah River. The Atlantic Ocean borders the eastern side of the state. At first, a fraction of the Province of Carolina, the South Carolina Province, turned into a slave culture following indigo and rice became recognized as commodity crops, and a bulk of the population became slaves from 1708, among them, many people were born in Africa. South Carolina was the first among the thirteen colonies that declared freedom from the British Crown at the time of the American Revolution. The South Carolina State was the primary state to approve the Articles of Confederation, and the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Coin of the South Carolina State Quarter
The eighth memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the South Carolina State Quarter released during 2000 honors the South Carolina State, and is the eighth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The South Carolina State was incorporated into the union on the 23rd May 1788, and the state has turned out to be the eighth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the South Carolina State is called by the nickname, “The Palmetto State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the South Carolina State Quarter demonstrates important icons of the state, such as the Carolina Wren, the state bird, a Palmetto Tree, the state tree and the Yellow Jessamine, the state flower of South Carolina. The coin includes a star representing Columbia, the capital of the state, form the background of the South Carolina quarter. There are inscriptions on the coin, such as “South Carolina”, “1788“, “2000 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the South Carolina quarter coin bears the writing that reads “The Palmetto State", which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the South Carolina State Quarter was released on the 22nd of May 2000 and it was engraved by Thomas D. Rodgers. 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.
The Yellow Jessamine and the Carolina Wren, the state flower and bird of South Carolina, respectively, are native all through South Carolina. The Palmetto Tree, the state tree of South Carolina, dates back to the Revolutionary War, is the major significance. Migrants in a small fort constructed through the Palmetto firewood defeated a British troop successfully in 1776 while struggling to capture the Charleston Harbor. Since then, the South Carolina State has been called by a nickname "The Palmetto State".
The South Carolina is incorporated with historic places, such as the Boone Hall, Sheldon Church Ruins, Burt-Stark House, Fort Sumter National Monument, 1670 Charles Towne Landing, and the Fort Moultrie National Historic Site.
Tourists who come to the South Carolina can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Broadway at the Beach, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Ripley's Aquarium Visitors Center and the Brookgreen Gardens