State Quarter of New Mexico
Category: New Mexico
New Mexico is a state in the United States of America, which is situated in the western and southwestern parts of the country. It is typically considered one among the Mountain States. It is the fifth most widespread, the thirty-sixth most crowded, and the sixth least thickly inhabited state in the country. New Mexico was occupied by Native Americans for several centuries earlier than European discovery, and later, it had become a division of the viceroyalty of the Imperial Spanish of New Spain, then became a component of Mexico, and a United States territory earlier than attaining the statehood status. Among the 50 states in the country, New Mexico has the maximum proportion of Hispanics, as well as descendants of Spanish migrants and more modern migrants from Latin America. The state also has the second-uppermost proportion of Native Americans, and the 4th highest total amount of Native Americans.
Coin of the New Mexico State Quarter
The 2nd memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the New Mexico State Quarter released during 2008 honors the New Mexico state, and is the forty-seventh coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. New Mexico was incorporated into the union on the 6th of January 1912, and the state has turned out to be the 47th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the New Mexico State is called by the nickname, “Land of Enchantment ".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the New Mexico State Quarter includes inscriptions, such as “New Mexico”, “1912“, “2008 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the New Mexico quarter coin includes an icon of the Zia sun above a geographical outline of the New Mexico State with the writing "The Land of Enchantment,” which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the New Mexico State Quarter was released on the 7th of April 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.
The immense influence of the cultures of Native American can be seen all over New Mexico. The Zia Pueblo considers the sun icon symbolizes the donor of all good, who presented gifts in four groups. The circle on the New Mexico State Quarter represents the life and love without start or finish, the four groups of four beams that originate symbolize the four seasons, the four directions, the four stages of a day, such as sunrise, midday, twilight, and night, and the four partitions of life, such as babyhood, adolescence, middle years, and adulthood.
New Mexico State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Fort Union National Monument, the Aztec Ruins National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
Tourists who come to New Mexico can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Cliff's Amusement Park, Carlsbad Caverns, Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, Bradbury Science Museum and the National Atomic Museum.