Minnesota State Quarter
Minnesota is one of the 50 U.S. states, located in the Midwestern part of the country. The state attained the statehood status by creating the eastern part of the Minnesota Territory and a fraction of the Wisconsin Territory. The name Minnesota arrives from the Dakota word, which means "clear blue water." Due to its huge number of lakes, the Minnesota state is casually called the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Minnesota is the twelfth biggest state by area and the twenty-first most crowded state among the 50 U.S. States. Almost 60% of its occupants survive in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul city area.
Coin of the Minnesota State Quarter
The second memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Minnesota State Quarter released during 2005 honors the Minnesota state, and is the 32nd coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Minnesota was incorporated into the union on the 11th of May 1858, and the state has turned out to be the 32nd state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Minnesota State is nicknamed as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Minnesota State Quarter portrays a tree-lined lagoon with two people engaging in fishing, a loon, the official bird of the state, floating on the water. The coin also includes writings, such as “Minnesota”, “1858, ““2005 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Minnesota quarter coin includes a writing that reads “The Land of 10,000 Lakes," which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Minnesota State Quarter was released on the 4th of April 2005 and it was engraved by Charles Vickers. 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.
Actually, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" includes in excess of 15,000 such water bodies whose total seashore goes beyond 90,000 miles, which is more than that of the combined Hawaii, California, and Florida. Equally famous as the abode of the headwaters of the grand Mississippi River, the name Minnesota is arrived from the Dakota Sioux utterance for "cloudy water".
The natural exquisiteness of the state of Minnesota is brilliantly portrayed on the reverse of the coin of the quarter-dollar. Lined up with the Norway pine trees, several of the lakes all over the State tender much in the way of outdoor amusement, as well as offering an abode for the elegant loon, the state bird of Minnesota. The state is also the abode to the Boundary Waters Canoe region wilds. This one- million acre rough country area was time-honored by Congress during 1978, and includes in excess of 1,500 miles of canoe paths and almost 2,200 designated campgrounds.
Minnesota is crowded with historic places, such as the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Split Rock Lighthouse, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Pipestone National Monument and the Historic Fort Snelling.
Tourists who come to Minnesota can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Minnesota State Fair, Mall of America, Valley air, Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo.