Florida State Quarter
Florida is one among the United States 50 states, which is positioned in the southeastern area of the country. Being bordered in the west by the Gulf of Mexico, in the north by Georgia and Alabama, by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and by Florida Straits in the south, the state is the twenty-second most widespread, the fourth most packed, and the eighth most thickly populated among other states in the country. The maximum parts of the state of Florida are a neck of land between the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean. The geography of the state is prominent for the seashore, the threat of hurricanes and omnipresent water.
Coin of the Florida State Quarter
The Florida State Quarter is the 27th and 2nd of 2004 in the 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. On the 3rd of March 1845, Florida has turned out to be the twenty-seventh state, which was incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, Florida State is nicknamed as “The Sunshine State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Florida State Quarter includes a Spanish galleon of the 16th century, a space ferry and the writings “Florida”, “1845” and “2004 E PLURIBUS UNUM” and writing "Gateway to Discovery" on its reverse side. A narrow piece of terrain, containing Sabal palm trees is as well, portrayed on the coin.
The coin of the Florida State Quarter was released on the 29th of March 2004 and it was engraved by T. James Ferrell. 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.
On the day of Easter during 1513, while probing for Ponce de Leon, the famous Fountain of Youth, named the area "Pascua Florida,", which means "Flowery Easter." The explorer “Hernando De Soto” with other voyagers continued searching through the area for the New World during 1539.
The renowned Kennedy Space Center is situated in the state of Florida, and it has been the preliminary point for the majority of the most important scientific space voyages of the modern period, ranging from the first landing on the moon by a human to the explorer probe, exploring profound space exterior of the solar system at present. The Florida State has played an ongoing role in the humanitarian mission for facts and invention from the 16th century galleons of Spain to the 21st century space study. By means of the highest mean temperature and the second greatest shoreline, the Florida State is one among the most admired tourist destinations of the world.
Tourist attractions of the Florida State Quarter
The Florida State Quarter is packed with historic places, such as the Gamble Plantation State Historic Site, Dade Battlefield State Historic Site, Paynes Creek State Historic Site, Indian Key State Historic Site and the San Marcos De Apalache State Historic Site.
The tourist attractions of the Florida State Quarter comprise the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Disney-MGM Studios, Universal Studios Florida and the Epcot.