State Quarter of New Jersey
Category: New Jersey
New Jersey is a U.S. state, located in the Middle Atlantic and Northeastern parts of the country. It is surrounded on the east and north by the New York City, by the Atlantic Ocean on its south and southeast, by Pennsylvania on its west, and Delaware on its southwest. It is the 4th smallest state, but the eleventh-most heavily populated state in the country. The New Jersey State lies completely within the collective statistical regions of the Philadelphia and the New York cities. It is also the 2nd wealthiest state by median domestic income in the state.
Coin of the New Jersey State Quarter
The third memorial quarter-dollar coin of the New Jersey State Quarter released during 1999 honors the New Jersey state, and is the 3rd coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. New Jersey was incorporated into the union on the 18th of December 1787, and the state has turned out to be the 3rd state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the New Jersey State is called by the nickname, “The Garden State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the New Jersey State Quarter portrays General George Washington and affiliates of the Colonial Army, traversing the Delaware River on the way to vital conquests during the Revolutionary War. The design of the coin is derived from the 1851 picture, painted by Emmanuel Leutze during 1851, with the inscription "Washington Crossing the Delaware". The coin also includes writings, such as “New Jersey”, “1787“, “1999 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the New Jersey quarter coin includes a writing “Crossroads of the Revolution".
The coin of the New Jersey State Quarter was released on the 17th of May 1999 and it was engraved by Alfred Maletsky. 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.
In 1776, that day was a chilly Christmas night and in many places, the Delaware River was covered by ice. Washington considered the opponent would not be expecting an attack in this kind of climate. He and his warriors crossed the Delaware River bravely into Trenton in New Jersey. Exploiting surprise as their supreme weapon, the army of Washington captured more than 900 prisoners and protected the town. Shortly that night, the army of Washington continued towards Princeton in New Jersey, another time taking the opponent by surprise. These two conquests proved vital to his army as they offered warriors the bravery, trust, and newfound self-assurance. The missiles, food and other provisions seized from their captives also assisted them endure the atrocious winter of 1777.
New Jersey State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Historic Site, Boxwood Hall Historic Site, Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Walt Whitman House and the Indian King Tavern.
Tourists who come to New Jersey can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Atlantic City, New Jersey State Aquarium, Ellis Island, Meadowlands Sports Complex, Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Safari and the Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library.