State Quarter of Maine
Maine is a state, which is situated in the New England area of the northeastern part of the United States of America. The state is surrounded to the south and east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west by New Hampshire, and the Quebec provinces of Canada to the northwest and to the northeast by New Brunswick. The state of Maine is situated both the easternmost and the northernmost parts of New England. Maine is recognized for its landscape, its jagged, generally rock-strewn coastline, its low, undulating mountains, its profoundly wooded interior, and charming waterways, plus for its seafood cooking, particularly clams and lobsters.
Coin of the Maine State Quarter
The third memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Maine State Quarter released during 2003 honors the Maine state, and is the 23rd coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Maine was incorporated into the union on the 15th of March 1820, and the state has turned out to be the 23rd state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Maine State is nicknamed as “The Pine Tree State."
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Maine State Quarter includes a boat at sea. The coin also includes writings, such as “Maine”, “1820“and “2004 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Maine quarter coin includes a version of the Pemaquid Point Light above a stonework shore.
The coin of the Maine State Quarter was released on the 2nd of June 2003 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.
Pemaquid Point Light is situated in New Harbor, and marks the entry to Johns Bay and Muscongus Bay. Since the commencement of ship movement in the region, a shoal has produced dangerous navigation situations, causing several shipwrecks. As sea trade amplified in the region, so did the necessity for a lighthouse. Congress appropriated money during 1826 to construct a lighthouse at Pemaquid Point. Even though the original structure was replaced during 1835, and the original 10 lamps were replaced during 1856, the light is still a bonfire for boats and remains one among the most popular tourist attractions of the Maine State. The boat in the coin looks like “Victory Chimes, “the previous three-masted boat of the Windjammer task force.”Victory Chimes" has turned out to be identical with Maine wind jamming.
Some of the famous celebrities who were born in the state of Maine include Harriet Beecher Stowe, one among the vital women during the time of the Civil War through penning, lived during the period 1811-1896, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one among the all time best loved poets, lived during the period 1807-1882, James Blaine, the renowned the country’s politicians and a journalist, lived during the period 1830-1893, Edmund Muskie, the former Secretary of Maine, lived during the period 1914-1996, and Senator Margaret Chase Smith, the former United States Senator, lived during the period 1897-1995.
Maine is crowded with historic places, such as the Fort Knox, Colonial Pemaquid, Fort McClary, Fort Kent and Katahdin Iron Works.
Tourists who come to Maine can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the L.L. Bean, the Kittery Outlets, Lighthouses, Maine Wildlife Park and the Acadia National Park.