State Quarter of Hawaii
Hawaii is one among the 50 states of the United States of America. The state is situated in Oceania and it is the only one state in the country, which is made up completely of islands. Hawaii is the northernmost island collection in Polynesia, inhabiting the majority of the central Pacific Ocean archipelago. The varied natural scenery, plenty of public shorelines, warm tropical type of weather, marine environs, and lively volcanoes make Hawaii a well-liked destination for surfers, tourists, environmentalists, and volcanologists equally.
Coin of the Hawaii State Quarter
The fifth and last quarter-dollar coin of the Hawaii State Quarter released during 2008 honors the state, and is the 50th and the final last coin in the United States Mint's admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Hawaii was incorporated into the union on the 21st of August 1959, and the state has turned out to be the 50th, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Georgia State is nicknamed as “"The Aloha State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Hawaii State Quarter includes writings “1959”, “Hawaii” and the motto of the state "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness". The reverse of the coin of the Hawaii State Quarter features King Kamehameha I, the monarch of Hawaii, extending his hand in the direction of the eight major Hawaiian Islands.
The coin of the Hawaii State Quarter was released on the 3rd November 2008 and it was engraved by Don Everhart. 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.
King Kamehameha I is a respected figure in the history of the state of Hawaii. He combined the supremacy of the islands of Hawaii into a single realm during the early 1800s and steered changes in Hawaii, at the same time as continuing the local practices and conventional ways of island life. The principle "Law of the Splintered Paddle" of the King Kamehameha I guaranteed the safety of inhabitants from damage during the war and turned out to be a milestone in humanitarian law. He is attributed with a figurine in the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Hawaii include Daniel K. Inouye, the 1941 President, and Father Damien, the Catholic priest during the period 1840-89, Kamehameha I, the unifier and ruler of Hawaii during the period 1758-1819, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the renowned surfer, and swimmer during the period 1890-1968 and Bette Midler, the popular film actress and comedienne of 1945.
Tourist attractions of the Hawaii State Quarter
The Hawaii State Quarter is crowded with historic places, such as the Lapakahi State Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.
Tourists who are coming to the Hawaii State Quarter can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Honolulu Zoo, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaiian Waters adventure Park, Polynesian Cultural Center and the Maui Ocean Center.
Honolulu is the only city spotlight available in the state of Hawaii.