West Virginia State Quarter
Category: West Virginia
West Virginia is a state in America that is situated in the Appalachian area of the Southern part of the country. The southeastern side of West Virginia is surrounded by Virginia, whereas the southwestern side of the state is bordered by Kentucky. While Ohio borders the northwestern part of the state, the northern side of the state is bordered by Pennsylvania. Maryland borders the northeastern side of the state of West Virginia. The state is the forty-first biggest state in the country by area and it is the thirty-eighth most populous state among the 50 states in the country. The West Virginia State attained its statehood status following the 1861 Wheeling Conventions, in which its 50 northwestern counties decided to secede from the state at the time of the American Civil War. West Virginia was the solitary state in the country to form by breaking away from a Confederate state.
Coin of the West Virginia State Quarter
The fifth and the last memorial one-fourth of a dollar coin of the West Virginia State Quarter released during 2005 honors the West Virginia State, and is the thirty-fifth coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. The West Virginia State was incorporated into the union on the 29th of June 1863, and the state has turned out to be the thirty-fifth state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the West Virginia State is called by the nickname, “The Mountain State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the West Virginia State Quarter captures the picturesque loveliness of the State of West Virginia, with its representation of the New River Gorge Bridge and the New River. The coin also includes writings, such as “West Virginia”, “1863“, and “2005 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The tail side of the West Virginia quarter coin includes an inscription that reads “New River Gorge".
The coin of the West Virginia State Quarter was released on the 14th of October 2005 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.
Before attaining the statehood status, the region that is currently West Virginia, was the western piece of the Virginia State. Colonists in the western division of the "Old Dominion" started their efforts to join the central Union when Virginia declared its secession during 1861. In the western fraction of the West Virginia State, the Virginia Restored Government in Wheeling sketched a state constitution during 1862. The novel state called the West Virginia State applied to Congress for admittance into the Union. Congress accepted the demand with a condition that the novel state should put an end to slavery. The then President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln signed the bill of the West Virginia statehood and the state was officially became one of the states to be incorporated into the Union.
West Virginia is incorporated with historic places, such as the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Blennerhassett Historical State Park, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Watters Smith Memorial State Park and the Prickett's Fort State Park.
Tourists who come to West Virginia can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Camden Park, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, Extreme Expeditions and the Organ Cave.