Mississippi State Quarter
Mississippi is one of the U.S. states, situated in the Southern part of the country. The name Mississippi derives from the Mississippi River, which floods down its western border. The overall population of the Mississippi State is approximately 3 million citizens. Mississippi is the thirty-second most wide-ranging and the thirty-first most heavily populated state in the country. However, on numerous other rankings, the state ranks last in educational attainment, health, and median household income factors when compared to all other U.S. states. Since 2011, the Mississippi State has been ranked the most spiritual state in the country. The state is a lot wooded area outside of the Mississippi Delta region, which was vacant for cotton farming during the 19th century. Nowadays, the catfish aquaculture farms of the state produce the most part of ranch-raised catfish, consumed in the country.
Coin of the Mississippi State Quarter
The fifth and the last memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Mississippi State Quarter released during 2002 honors the Mississippi state, and is the 20th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Mississippi was incorporated into the union on the 10th of December 1817, and the state has turned out to be the 20th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Mississippi State is nicknamed as “The Magnolia State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Mississippi State Quarter portrays the loveliness and elegance of Mongolia, the state flower, combining the flowers and leaves of two magnolia flowers with the writing "The Magnolia State". The coin also includes writings, such as “Mississippi”, “1817, ““2002 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Mississippi quarter coin includes a writing that reads “The Magnolia State," which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Mississippi State Quarter was released on the 15th of October 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.
Even though there are a number of varieties of magnolia flowers found all over the world, it is the southern magnolia flower, which is native to the southeastern part of the United States, is displayed on the coin. Having big, ostentatious white flowers as huge as 15 inches (6 cm) across, they are named for the well-known Pierre Magnol, the French botanist of the 18th century. The Mississippi state adopted it in 1952 as the state flower.
When Mississippi school kids were asked to cast their vote for a state flower in 1900, they elected the magnolia over a collection of flowers that included yellow jasmine, Cape jasmine, and cotton. However, the choice remained private because the legislature did not work on the result. An analogous election for state tree during the year 1935 offer the magnolia flower a massive victory, the one that was made authorized on the 1st of April 1938. Finally, the Mississippi legislature adopted the magnolia flower as the state flower on the 25th of February 1952, opposed by a single vote only.
Mississippi State is crowded with historic places, such as the Vicksburg National Military Park, Natchez National Historical Park, Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site and the Tupelo National Battlefield.
Tourists who come to Mississippi can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Jackson Zoological Park, Beauvoir, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Mississippi Petrified Forest and the Marine Life Oceanarium.