State Quarter of Tennessee
Tennessee is one of the 50 states in the United States of America, which is situated in the Southeastern parts of the country. The state is the thirty-sixth most wide-ranging and the seventeenth most densely inhabited state among the 50 states in the country. The northern part of the Tennessee State is bordered by Virginia and Kentucky, whereas the southern part of the state is bordered by Mississippi. While the eastern side of the Tennessee is surrounded by North Carolina, the western side of the state is bordered by the states of Missouri and Arkansas. The eastern side of the Tennessee state is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains, and the Mississippi River dominates the western border of the state. The Tennessee State is originated from a 1772 border accord, the Watauga Association, and is generally considered as the primary constitutional government western side of the Appalachians. The area, which is currently the Tennessee state, was at first, a part of North Carolina, and afterward a division of the Southwest Territory.
Coin of the Tennessee State Quarter
The first memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Tennessee State Quarter released during 2002 honors the Tennessee State, and is the sixteenth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Tennessee State was incorporated into the union on the 1st of June 1796, and the state has turned out to be the sixteenth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Tennessee State is called by the nickname, “The Volunteer State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Tennessee State Quarter includes three stars that symbolize the three regions of the Tennessee State and the musical instruments represent the distinctive musical style of each region of the state of Tennessee. There are as well, inscriptions found on the coin, such as “Tennessee ”, “1796“, “2002 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Tennessee quarter coin bears the writing that reads "Musical Heritage."
The coin of the Tennessee State Quarter was released on the 2nd of January 2002 and it was engraved by Donna Weaver. 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 fiddle on the coin of the Tennessee State Quarter coin symbolizes the Appalachian melody of the eastern part of the Tennessee State, the trumpet represents the blues of the western part of the Tennessee State for which Memphis is prominent, and the guitar on the coin represents the central part of the Tennessee State, which is an abode to Nashville, the capital of state music.
Tourist attractions o
The Tennessee State is incorporated with historic places, such as the Johnsonville State Historic Park, Fort Pillow State Historic Park, Port Royal State Historical Park, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area and the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.
Tourists who come to Tennessee can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry, Bristol Caverns, Dollywood, Nashville Zoo and the Graceland.