Virginia State Quarter
Virginia is one of the 50 states in the United States of America, situated in the South Atlantic area of the country. The state is commonly called by its nickname "Old Dominion", because of its status as an earlier dominion of the English Circlet. It is also called as "Mother of Presidents", owing to being the birthplace of nearly all presidents of the United States. The climate and the geography of the state are wrought by the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer home for much of the flora and fauna of the state. The Virginia Beach City in Virginia is the most heavily populated city, and Fairfax County in the state is the most crowded political subdivision. The history of the area commences with several native groups, as well as the Powhatan. The London Company time-honored the Virginia Colony during the year 1607, and it was the primary everlasting New World English settlement. Slave work and the land purchased from the relocated Native American ethnic groups, each played a vital role in the early politics and in the farm economy of the colony.
Coin of the Virginia State Quarter
The tenth memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the Virginia State Quarter released during 2000 honors the Virginia State, and is the tenth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The Virginia State was incorporated into the union on the 25th of June 1788, and the state has turned out to be the tenth, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Virginia State is called by the nickname, “The Old Dominion".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Virginia State Quarter portrays three boats, such as Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed. These boats brought the initial English colonizers to Jamestown. The coin also includes inscriptions, such as “Virginia”, “1788“, and “2000 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the Virginia quarter coin includes a writing that reads “Jamestown 1607-2007, Quadricentennial”, which honors Jamestown in Virginia, the first permanent English colony of the United States.
The coin of the Virginia State Quarter was released on the 16th of October 2000 and it was engraved by Edgar Z. Steever. 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.
King James I of England rented the Virginia Company on the 10th of April 1606 to support migration in the New World. The first voyage, consisting of the three boats, portrayed on the quarter coin, embarked on the 20th of December 1606 from London. The boats landed on a petite island on the 12th of May 1607 down the James River just about 96 km (60 miles) from the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay. It was in this bay the original colonists time-honored the first everlasting English colony, known as Jamestown, in tribute to King James I.
The Virginia State Quarter is incorporated with historic places, such as the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Mount Vernon Historical Site, Fort Ward, Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Tourists who come to Virginia can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Splashdown Water Park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia Zoological Park, Shirley Plantation, Colonial Williamsburg and the Bassett Hall.