Category: Rhode Island
Rhode Island is a U.S. state, which is located in the New England region of the country. The state, which has a small land area, is the 8th least populated, but the 2nd most thickly populated among other states in the country. Rhode Island is surrounded to the west by Connecticut and to the east and north by Massachusetts, and it shares a water border in the southwest with the Long Island of New York. Among the original 13 colonies that declared sovereignty from British rule, Rhode Island was the first state. Rhode Island was also the last of all the original colonies to ratify the Constitution of the United States. "The Ocean State", which is the nickname of Rhode Island, is a reference to the geography of the state, as the state includes several huge inlets and bays that contribute about 14% of its whole area.
Coin of the Rhode Island State Quarter
The third memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Rhode Island State Quarter released during 2001 honors the Rhode Island State, and is the thirteenth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Rhode Island State was incorporated into the union on the 29th of May 1790, and the state has turned out to be the thirteenth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Rhode Island State is called by the nickname, “The Ocean State ".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Rhode Island State Quarter portrays a typical sailboat sailing in the course of the renowned Narragansett Bay of the Rhode Island, and a picture of the Pell Bridge in the backdrop, with the design, displaying sailing, which is the most popular sport of the Rhode Island. The coin also includes inscriptions, such as “Rhode Island”, “1790“, “2001 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Rhode Island quarter coin bears the writing that reads “The Ocean State", which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Rhode Island State Quarter was released on the 21st of May 2001 and it was engraved by Thomas D. Rodgers. 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.
With over 400 miles of shoreline, Rhode Island, which is the smallest state in the United States, has in excess of 100 salt water and fresh water coastlines. Rhode Island, which is acknowledged as the "sailing capital" of the world, was an abode to the Cup of America for over 50 years. The Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island is vital to the architecture of the state. It is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, which is expanding into the eastern side of Rhode Island, receives four main rivers, and includes a number of islands.
Rhode Island is incorporated with historic places, such as the Benefit Street's Mile of History, Newport Mansions, Slater Mill Historic Site, Gilbert's Stuart Birthplace and the Tpuro Synagogue
Tourists who come to Rhode Island can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Ocean Beaches and the Bloc Island.