State Quarter of North Carolina
Category: North Carolina
North Carolina is one among the 50 U.S states, located in the Southeastern parts of the country. The southern part of the state is bordered by Georgia and South Carolina, its western side by Tennessee, the northern side by Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean borders the eastern side of the state. The state is the twenty-eighth most widespread and the tenth most densely populated state in the country. The North Carolina state is acknowledged as the Old North State and the Tar Heel State. The state is made up of 100 counties, and its two biggest city areas, such as Raleigh and Charlotte, are among the leading ten greatest-developing areas in the United States. In the preceding five decades, the economy of North Carolina has experienced a change from heavy dependence upon textiles, tobacco, and furniture-making to a more expanded economy with energy, engineering, finance and biotechnology sectors.
Coin of the North Carolina State Quarter
The twelfth memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the North Carolina State Quarter released during 2001 honors the North Carolina State, and is the eleventh coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. North Carolina was incorporated into the union on the 21st of November 1789, and the state has turned out to be the twelfth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the North Carolina State is called by the nickname, “The Tar Heel State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the North Carolina State Quarter includes inscriptions, such as “North Carolina”, “1789“, “2001 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the North Carolina quarter coin emphasizes the well-known 1903 picture of the "First Flight".
The coin of the North Carolina State Quarter was released on the 12th of March 2001 and it was engraved by John Mercanti. 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 North Carolina quarter celebrates the momentous feat, which took place at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina on the 17th of December 1903, with the first winning flight of a flying machine, which is a self-propelled aircraft and heavier than the air. The aircraft, which was called as the Flyer, had flown a distance of just about 120 feet (37 meters) on its primary flight and soared even more as one among the most noteworthy human feats in history.
North Carolina is incorporated with historic places, such as the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial, Historic Bath, James K. Polk Memorial, Fort Dobbs and the Town Creek Indian Mound.
Tourists who come to North Carolina can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse, Biltmore Estate, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Charlotte Motor Speedway and the North Carolina Zoo.
Visitors, who come to North Carolina, have a lot to engage themselves in lots of outdoor activities such as visiting some of the renowned state parks, hunting and fishing, camping and hiking, and other outdoor activities, such as bird watching, boating, canoeing, golf, swimming, climbing, horseback, riding, kayaking, in-line skating, and nature watching.