State Quarter of New York
Category: New York
New York is one of the 50 states in America that is positioned in the country’s Mid-Atlantic region and Northeastern region. It is the twenty-seventh most extensive, the third-most packed, and the seventh-most heavily populated state in the country. In the south, the state is surrounded by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and on its eastern side, it is surrounded by Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. The state of New York includes a marine border with Rhode Island, in addition to an intercontinental border with the Quebec province of Canada to the north and with the Ontario province of Canada to the west and north. The state is often mentioned as the New York State to discriminate it from the New York City.
Coin of the New York State Quarter
The 1st memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the New York State Quarter released during 2001 honors the New York State, and is the eleventh coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. New York was incorporated into the union on the 26th of July 1788, and the state has turned out to be the eleventh state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the New York State is called by the nickname, “The Empire State ".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the New York State Quarter includes inscriptions, such as “New York”, “1788“, “2001 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the New York quarter coin portrays the Figurine of Liberty placed over a sketch of the New York State, together with the message "Gateway to Freedom." The outline of the state is also included with the line tracing the Hudson River and the course of the Erie Canal.
The coin of the New York State Quarter was released on the 2nd of January 2001and 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.
This last New York coin design commemorates the "Empire State" as a point of admission for millions of refugees looking for the political liberty and social equality that the citizenship of America provides. Grover Cleveland, the then President of the United States acknowledged the Statue of Liberty as a present from the citizens of France, in support of the United States on the 28th of October 1886. Lady Liberty was chosen a national tombstone on the 15th of October 1924 and underwent wide reinstatement for her extraordinary centenary on the 4th of July 1986. George E. Pataki, the Governor of the state asked the America’s Mint to include the line tracing the Hudson River and the course of the Erie Canal as a consequence of the very important developmental role of the watercourses.
New York State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Crailo State Historic Site, Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site and the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.
Tourists who come to New York State can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Seabreeze Amusement Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hudson Valley Raptor Center.