Maryland State Quarter
Maryland is a state in America, which is situated in the Mid-Atlantic area of the country. The state is bordered to its west and south by West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., to its north by Pennsylvania, and to its east by Delaware. The Maryland state was the 7th state, which is authorized by the constitution of the United States, and it has three rarely used nicknames. The state is also considered to be the hometown of spiritual freedom in the country, dating back to its initial colonial days when it was made a safe haven for the mistreated Catholics by the first Lord Baltimore and the first English administrator of the then colonial grant of the Maryland State, George Calvert in England.
Coin of the Maryland State Quarter
The second memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Maryland State Quarter released during 2000 honors the Maryland state, and is the 7th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Maryland was incorporated into the union on the 28th of April 1788, and the state has turned out to be the 7th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Maryland State is called by three nicknames, such as the Free State, the Old Line State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Maryland State Quarter emphasizes the prominent dome of the Statehouse of Maryland. The coin also includes writings, such as “Maryland”, “1788“and “2000 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Maryland quarter coin includes a writing that reads “The Old Line State”, which is one of the nicknames of the state.
The coin of the Maryland State Quarter was released on the 13th of March 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.
Through its novel quarter, the Maryland State splits its pride for the honored Statehouse of Maryland. A unique structure dating back to 1772, the coin portrays the biggest wooden dome of the country, constructed without nails. In addition to the housing majestic legislature of Maryland, it was also important to the history of the country. The Statehouse of Maryland served as the first peacetime capital of the country from 1783 to 1784. It is the place where the Treaty of Paris was approved, formally bringing the Revolutionary War to an end. A preserved wealth, the Statehouse of Maryland still continues as the oldest state capital structure of the country in legislative use.
Leaf bunches from the White Oak tree, which is the state tree of Maryland, and “The Old Line State”, which is one of the nicknames of the state complete the chosen design. The state was called by this nickname in tribute of its "troops of the line." These groups won the honor from George Washington, who was the Continental Army’s Commander-in-Chief during the Revolutionary War.
Maryland is crowded with historic places, such as the Clara Barton National Historic Site, Fort Frederick State Park, Antietam National Battlefield Site, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the Thomas Stone National Historic Site.
Tourists who come to Maryland can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Six Flags America, Crystal Grottoes Caverns, the Baltimore Zoo, Conowingo Hydroelectric Plant and Dam and the Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve.