State Quarter of Arkansas
Arkansas is one among the 50 states in the United States, which is situated in the Southern area of the country. The name of the state is derived from the Siouan word, which means the Quapaw Indians. The state's different geography of the state ranges from the hilly areas of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains that make up the Interior Highlands of the United States, to the thickly forested land in the southern part of the country, called the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands of the country along the Arkansas Delta and the Mississippi River. The Arkansas State is recognized as "the Natural State", and its different regions offer tourists and residents an assortment of opportunities for outdoor amusement.
The Arkansas quarter is the 5th and a closing quarter of 2003, and the 25th in the 50 State Quarters® Program of the United States. Arkansas was incorporated into the Union on the 15th of June 1836. It was purchased through the Louisiana Acquisition and afterward it turned out to be the Arkansas Territory earlier than expanding as statehood.
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Arkansas State Quarter bears the picture of a diamond, rice stalks and a mallard elegantly flying over a lake. The coin was designed by John Mercanti 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 Arkansas State Quarter is dressed with the Cupro-Nickel alloy, with the proportion of 91.67% of Copper and 8.33% of Nickel.
Facts about the Arkansas State Quarter
It is appropriate that the "Natural State," the official nickname of the Arkansas State, chose pictures of natural resources. Arkansas has a profusion of clear rivers, streams, and lakes. Actually, the state has in excess of 600,000 acres of natural lagoons. The Arkansas State Quarter is also acknowledged for its sportsmanship and has mallard hunting as a major magnetism for hunters across the country.
Tourists from all parts of the world, visiting Arkansas can look for Crater of Diamonds State Park for valuable gems including, obviously, diamonds. The quarry at Crater of Diamonds State Park is considered the oldest diamond quarry in North America, and the only diamond quarry in the United States, allowed to the public-tourists get to keep what they discover. Tourists can as well, can come across "Rice Fever" in the state, just the manner W.H. Fuller did when he cultivated the first commercially thriving rice crop in Arkansas. Later on, most lands of the Grand Prairie were altered to grow rice, and the Arkansas State became the foremost manufacturer of the grain in the country.
Tourist attraction of the Arkansas State Quarter
Tourists from all parts of the world, visiting the Arkansas State can take pleasure in visiting the major attractions of the state, such as the Bull Shoals State Park, Beaver Lake State Park, Crater of Diamonds State Park, Lake Dardanelle State Park and the Devil's Den State Park,.
The tourists can also spend their leisure time in camping and mountaineering in the Arkansas State at Cane Creek State Park, Lake Chicot State Park, Logoly State Park, Lake Fort Smith State Park, and Petit Jean State Park.