Pennsylvania is one among the 50 states in America, which is positioned in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeastern part of the country. The southeastern part of the state is bordered by Delaware, whereas its southern side is surrounded by Maryland. The southwestern and western parts of the state are bordered by West Virginia and Ohio respectively. The northern part of Pennsylvania is surrounded by New York, whereas its northwestern part is bordered by Canada, Ontario and Lake Erie. New Jersey borders the eastern part of the state. The middle part of the Pennsylvania state is crossed by the Appalachian Mountains. The state is the thirty-third most widespread, the sixth most densely inhabited, and the ninth most thickly populated state in the country.
Coin of the Pennsylvania State Quarter
The second memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Pennsylvania State Quarter released during 1999 honors the Pennsylvania State, and is the second coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Pennsylvania State was incorporated into the union on the 12th of December 1787, and the state has turned out to be the second state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Pennsylvania State is called by the nickname, “The Keystone State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Pennsylvania State Quarter portrays the figurine "Commonwealth," a sketch of the Pennsylvania State, the inscription “Virtue, Liberty, Independence”, which is the motto of the state, and a keystone. The design of the coin was chosen to assist to educate the people further, regarding the origins of the new state. The coin also includes inscriptions, such as “Pennsylvania”, “1787“, “1999 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Pennsylvania quarter coin bears the writing “The Keystone State", which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Pennsylvania State Quarter was released on the 8th of March 1999 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 figurine "Commonwealth," designed by Roland Hinton Perry, the New York sculptor, is a bronze-gilded female statue with the height of 14 feet 6 inches (4.35 m) that has led the state capitol dome of the state in Harrisburg in Pennsylvania since the 25th of May 1905. The right arm of the female statue extends in sympathy and the left arm grasps a band mace to represent justice. The picture of the keystone respects "The Keystone State", the nickname of the state. The current perseverance of this designation is acceptable in view of the important position of the state in the social, economic, and political growth of the United States.
Pennsylvania is incorporated with historic places, such as the Cornwall Iron Furnace, Bushy Run Battlefield, The Conrad Weiser Homestead, Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Daniel Boone Homestead.
Tourists who come to the Pennsylvania can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh Zoo, Hershey Park, Independence Hall, and the Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.