State Quarter of Texas
Texas is one of the 50 states of America that is situated in the south central division of the country. It is the 2nd most heavily populated, and the second biggest and the leading state, among other contiguous states in the country. The Texas State shares an intercontinental border with the states of Mexico, such as Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas to its southern side, whereas its western side is surrounded by the United States of New Mexico. While the eastern side of the state is bordered by Louisiana, the northern side of the state is bordered by Oklahoma. Arkansas borders the northeastern side of the state of Texas. Houston is the major city in the state and it is the 4th biggest city in the country. The Greater Houston and the Dallas–Fort Worth in Texas are the major metropolitan regions in the country. The nickname of the state of Texas is “the Lone Star State”, which indicates that the state as an earlier self-governing republic and as a token of the struggle for freedom of the state from Mexico.
Coin of the Texas State Quarter
The third memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Texas State Quarter released during 2004 honors the Texas State, and is the twenty-eighth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Texas State was incorporated into the union on the 29th of December 1845, and the state has turned out to be the twenty-eighth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Texas State is called by the nickname, “The Lone Star State ".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Texas State Quarter includes a lariat, surrounding the design of the coin, symbolizes the cowboy and the cattle history of the state of Texas, in addition to the border spirit that controlled the land. There are as well, inscriptions found on the coin, such as “Texas”, “1845“, “2004 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Texas quarter coin includes a sketch of the State with a star that is superimposed on the sketch and the writing, "The Lone Star State ", which is the nickname of the state.
The coin of the Texas State Quarter was released on the 1st of June 2004 and it was engraved by Norman E. Nemeth. 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 word “Texas” arrives from "tejas", the Indian word, which means allies or friends, and suitable to the motto of Texas, which is "Friendship." The two most documented icons of Texas are probably its distinctive shape and the lone star on the coin represents the symbol on the flag of the state. The flag design of the Texas State was approved during 1839 to represent the Republic of Texas and was followed as the State flag during 1845. The plain design of the only star and three bold red, blue and white color stripes stand for bravery, loyalty, and purity respectively. Texas is the solitary state to have included six dissimilar flags fly above its land, such as Spain, Mexico, France, Republic of Texas, the United States of America and Confederate States of America.
Texas is incorporated with historic places, such as the Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park, Acton State Historical Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park, Mission Tejas State Historical Park and the Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park.
Tourists who come to Texas can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Adventure Bay, Six Flags over Texas, Japanese Garden and the Dallas Zoo.