Kansas State Quarter
Kansas is an American state, located in the Midwestern part of the country. The state is named after the Kansa Native American ethnic group, which occupied the region. Inhabitants of the Kansas State are referred to as Kansans. The modern day Kansas was an abode to many and varied Native American tribes for thousands of years. Generally, ethnic groups in the Eastern division of the Kansas State survived in villages down the river valleys, whereas the people in the Western division of the Kansas State were semi-roaming and hunted huge herds of bison. The Kansas State was first developed by European Americans during the 1830s, but the speed of settlement accelerated during the 1850s, in the middle of political wars due to the slavery problem.
Coin of the Kansas State Quarter
The fourth memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Kansas State Quarter released during 2005 honors the Kansas state, and is the 34th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Kansas was incorporated into the union on the 29th of January 1861, and the state has turned out to be the 34th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Kansas State is nicknamed as “The Sunflower State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Kansas State Quarter includes writings, such as “Kansas”, “1861“and “2005 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Kansas quarter coin portrays a sunflower and a buffalo design, a representative of the natural beauty and the history of the state.
The coin of the Kansas State Quarter was released on the 29th of August 2005 and it was engraved by Norman Nemeth. 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 Kansas memorial quarter includes two of the most much-loved symbols of the state, the state flower and the animal, such as the sunflower and the buffalo respectively. Each of the elements of these two designs is a visual prompt of the heartland of the country. They feature notably in the history of the country, and both were seen in great quantity all through the State in the middle part of the 19th century when the Kansas state gained the statehood status. Through its release during the fall of 2005, it is the second country-circulating coin of the year 2005 to hold a picture of the buffalo.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Kansas include Walter H. Beech, an aviation manufacturer, who lived during the period 1891-1950, George Washington Carver, who was a famous educator, agricultural chemist and botanist, who lived during the period 1861-1943, Amelia Earhart, who was the first female aviator, who lived during the period 1897-1937, and Walter P. Chrysler, the leading manufacturer who lived during the period 1875-1940.
Kansas is crowded with historic places, such as the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Scott State Park, Fort Larned National Historic Site, Nicodemus National Historic Site and the Fort Scott National Historic Site.
Tourists who come to Kansas can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Old Cowtown Museum, Topeka Zoological Park, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Sedgwick County Zoo and the Lake Afton Public Observatory.
The only city spotlight available in the Kansas State quarter is Wichita.