Indiana State Quarter
Indiana is a state in America, which is situated in the Midwestern part and Great Lakes part of North America. Indiana is the thirty-eighth largest state by quarter and the sixteenth most crowded state of all other states in the country. The Indiana State is the least wide-ranging state in the neighboring United States, situated in the western part of the Appalachian Mountains. The Indiana state has several city areas with more than 100,000 inhabitants and many smaller industrial towns and cities. The state is the abode to numerous major athletic events and sports teams.
Coin of the Indiana State Quarter
The fourth memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Indiana State Quarter released during 2002 honors the Indiana state, and is the 19th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Indiana was incorporated into the union on the 11th of December 1816, and the state has turned out to be the 19th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Indiana State is nicknamed as “The Hoosier State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Indiana State Quarter stands for the state delight in the renowned Indianapolis 500 race. The design of the coin also comprises 19 stars, denoting Indiana as the 19th state incorporated into the Union. The coin also includes writings, such as “Indiana”, “1816“and “2002 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Indiana quarter coin features the writing “Crossroads of America”, which features the picture of a race car placed over an outline of the Indiana state.
The coin of the Indiana State Quarter was released on the 2nd of August 2002 and it was engraved by Donna Weaver. 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 Motor Speedway of Indianapolis is a 2.5-mile roadway built during 1909 for automotive study purposes. As the roadway was and is exploited for research, it is best recognized for hosting car races, most notably, the Indy 500, which is the oldest car race in the world. The race has been operating once in a year since 1911, except at the time of the two World Wars. Ray Harroun was the winner of the first Indy 500 race, whose sports car, the Marmon Wasp, is considered to have been the first to include a single seat and to employ a back view mirror. Ever since the victory of Ray Harroun, the Indy 500 race has turned out to be a worldwide event, identical with car racing.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Indiana include Thomas Riley Marshall, the vice President of the United States during the period 1854-1925 and Thomas Riley Marshall, the vice President of the United States in 1947.
Tourist attractions of the Indiana State Quarter
Indiana State is crowded with historic places, such as the farmhouse of Colonel William Jones, Angel Mounds, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mansfield Roller Mill, Levi Coffin, T.C. Steel and Pigeon Roost.
Tourists who come to the Indiana State can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Grissom Air Museum, Holiday World, Indiana State Museum, Whitewater Canal and the Vincennes.
The only city spotlight available in the Indiana State Quarter is Indianapolis.