Massachusetts State Quarter
Massachusetts is one of the four commonwealth states of the United States. The state is surrounded on the southern side by Connecticut and Rhode Island, to the west by New York, and to the north by New Hampshire and Vermont and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The state of Massachusetts is the seventh smallest, but the fourteenth most crowded and the third most thickly populated states in the country. The state features two separate city areas, such as the Springfield city area in the west and Greater Boston in the east.
Coin of the Massachusetts State Quarter
The first memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Massachusetts State Quarter released during 2000 honors the Massachusetts state, and is the 6th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Massachusetts was incorporated into the union on the 6th of February 1788, and the state has turned out to be the 6th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Massachusetts State is nicknamed as “The Bay State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Massachusetts State Quarter includes a boat at sea. The coin also includes writings, such as “Massachusetts”, “1788, ““2000 E PLURIBUS UNUM" and “The Bay State,” which is the nickname of the state. The reverse of the Massachusetts quarter coin portrays a renowned figurine "The Minuteman," which stands guard at Massachusetts Minuteman National Historical Park in Concord.
The coin of the Massachusetts State Quarter was released on the 3rd of January 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.
The chosen design of the coin captures a part of the exceptional history of the Bay State. The Minutemen played a vital role in protecting the country, as they rallied collectively to assist defeat the British in the Revolutionary War. These undersized, powerful forces consisting of regular colonists and farmers, who were at-the-ready condition at all times and they were taught to assemble and battle on a minute's notice, and hence the word 'minutemen'.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Massachusetts include John Adams, the second president of the United States, lived during the period 1735-1826. The state is also a birthplace of Benjamin Franklin, a statesman and diplomat during the American Revolution, who lived during the period 1706-1790. Paul Revere, the political leader in the American Revolution and the leading silversmith of New England was a native to Massachusetts. The coordinator of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton was born in Oxford, who lived during the period 1821-1912.
Massachusetts is crowded with historic places, such as the USS Constitution Museum, Adams National Historic Site, Paul Revere House, Old Sturbridge Village and Rebecca Nurse Homestead.
Tourists who come to Massachusetts can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the House of the Seven Gables, USS Constitution Museum, Salem Witch Village, Hancock Shaker Village and the Plymouth Plantation.