State Quarter of South Dakota
Category: South Dakota
South Dakota is a state in U.S., situated in the Midwestern part of the country. The state is the seventeenth most wide-ranging, but the fifth least densely inhabited state in the country. Earlier the southern part of the Dakota Territory, the state of South Dakota became a one among the states of the United States. The states, such as Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana border the South Dakota State. The Missouri River bisects the South Dakota State, dividing it into two socially and geographically different halves, known to the inhabitants as "West River" and "East River". Historically subjugated by a farming economy and a country lifestyle, the South Dakota State has lately sought to branch out its economy in regions to attract and keep hold of the inhabitants. The history and the rural character of South Dakota still control the culture of the state strongly.
Coin of the South Dakota State Quarter
The fifth and last memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the South Dakota State Quarter released during 2006 honors the South Dakota State, and is the fortieth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The South Dakota State was incorporated into the union on the 2nd of November 1889, and the state has turned out to be the fortieth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the South Dakota State is called by the nickname, “Mount Rushmore State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the South Dakota State Quarter portrays a picture of the Chinese ring-necked pheasant, the state bird of South Dakota, in flight above a representation of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, displaying the faces of four Presidents of America, such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. The design of the coin is surrounded by heads of wheat. There are inscriptions on the coin, such as “South Dakota ”, “1889“, “2006 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the South Dakota quarter coin bears the writing that reads “Mount Rushmore State ", which is the nickname of the state and “Pheasant”, the state bird of South Dakota.
The coin of the South Dakota State Quarter was released on the 6th of November 2006 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.
Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, started drilling into the 5,725-foot (1734.8 meters) high peak, the Mount Rushmore, in 1927, which is raised above the Harney National Forest. It took 14 years to create the "Shrine of Democracy", with a cost of about $1 million, although it is currently deemed precious.
South Dakota is incorporated with historic places, such as the Cultural Heritage Center, Deadwood, DeSmet, South Dakota's Lewis and Clark Trail and the Archeodome.
Tourists who come to South Dakota can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Falls of the Big Sioux and the World's Only Corn Palace.