State Quarter of Connecticut
Connecticut is the United States southernmost state, located in the northeastern area of the country. The state, which is surrounded by the Rhode Island to the east, the New York City in the west, Massachusetts to the north, and Long Island Sound in the south, has Hartford as its capital city. The state attained the name Connecticut, which is named after the foremost river in the United States, the Connecticut River. This river approximately divides the state into two equal parts. The word is based on various anglicized spellings of "long tidal river", which is an Algonquian word.
Coin of the Connecticut State Quarter
The remembrance quarter-dollar coin of Connecticut State Quarter was released during 1999 honors Connecticut, and it is the last coin in the 50 State Quarters Program of the United States Mint. Connecticut was incorporated into the Union on the 9th of January 1788, turning out to be the 5th State of the United States. By means of the statehood status, Connecticut is nicknamed as “The Constitution State ".
Design of the coin
The coin of the Connecticut State Quarter portrays "The Charter Oak", which is a vital part of the heritage and existence of the Connecticut State. If not for the well-known "Charter Oak", generally, Connecticut and the country may be an extremely different place than it is at present.
The coin was released on the 12th of October 1999 and it also bears the writings, such as “Connecticut” and "1999" and the image of the Charter Oak on its reverse side. The coin of the Connecticut State Quarter was engraved by T. James Ferrell, 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 Connecticut State Quarter is dressed with the Cuprous-Nickel alloy, with the proportion of 91.67% of Copper and 8.33% of Nickel.
On the night of the 31st of October 1687, the Charter of Connecticut was put to a test. A British delegate for King James II, defied the government structure of Connecticut and insisted its surrender. While the heated discussion was going on, with the Charter of Connecticut on the table between the conflicting parties, the candles were puzzlingly snuffed out, making the room dark. After visibility was again instituted, the Charter of Connecticut had gone astray. Joseph Wadsworth, the Heroic Captain saved the Connecticut Charter from the possession of the British and hidden it in the secured place he could discover, inside a majestic white oak. This renowned tree, "The Charter Oak," lastly fell during a great tempest on the 21st of August 1856.
Tourist attractions of the Connecticut State Quarter
The Connecticut State Quarter is packed with historic places, such as the Putnam Memorial Park, Fort Griswold Battlefield, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Macedonia Brook State Park and the Gay City State Park.
Tourists, visiting Connecticut from different countries of the world can have a huge deal to take pleasure in sightseeing attractions in the Connecticut State Quarter. These attractions include the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Beardsley Zoo, Lake Compounce Theme Park, Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium or the Institute for Exploration.
Some of the other tourist attractions of the Connecticut State Quarter include New Haven attractions, Stamford attractions, New Haven restaurants, Stamford restaurants, etc.