Washington is a U.S. state, located in the Pacific Northwest area of the country. The western side of the state is surrounded by Idaho, whereas the northern part of the state is bordered by Oregon. The southern side of the state of Washington is bordered by the British Columbian Province of Canada on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The state was named after the first President of the United States of America, George Washington. The state was formed from the western division of the Washington Territory that had been surrendered by Britain during through the 1846 Oregon Treaty as a resolution of the dispute on the boundary of Oregon. The Washington State is the eighteenth most wide-ranging and the thirteenth most heavily populated among the 50 states in the country. Around 60 % of inhabitants of Washington reside in the Seattle city area, which is the hub of business, transportation, and industry.
Coin of the Washington State Quarter
The second memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Washington State Quarter released during 2007 honors the Washington State, and is the forty-second coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Washington State was incorporated into the union on the 11th of November 1889, and the state has turned out to be the forty-second state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Washington State is called by the nickname, “The Evergreen State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Washington State Quarter includes writings, such as “Washington”, “1889“, and “2007 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Washington quarter coin portrays a king salmon fish, breaching the water, opposite to the majestic Mount Rainier. It also includes the writing “The Evergreen State", which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Washington State Quarter was released on the 11th of April 2007and it was engraved by Charles Vickers. 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 Mount Rainier, depicted on the coin is a dynamic volcano, which is encased in over 35 square miles of snow and frosty ice. It is the emblematic bridge between the western and the eastern parts of the Washington State. The salmon fish is one more significant icon of the state. It is a conventional picture of the culture of the Pacific Northwest, and this fish has offered nourishment for the indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. C.T. Conover, the real estate pioneer and a newsman, nicknamed the Washington State as the "Evergreen State" due to its several fertile evergreen forests.
Washington State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Fort Vancouver Historical Site, Whitman Mission National Historical Site, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and the Pioneer Square.
Tourists who come to Washington can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Mt. Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Mt. Rainer, Olympic National Forest, the City of Seattle and the Riverfront Park.