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Saturday, June 5, 2010

USA state quarters - II

Colorado state quarterusa colorado state quarter
The Colorado quarter depicts a sweeping view of the state's rugged Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees and a banner carrying the inscription "Colorful Colorado."

Colorado's Rocky Mountains are home to some of the Nation's most majestic natural wonders. Among these, rising approximately 10,000 feet from the valley floor in Northwest Colorado, Grand Mesa is the largest flat-top mountain in the world, and is home to more than 200 lakes and many miles of scenic hiking trails.

Colorado was admitted into the Union in 1876, becoming our Nation's 38th state. With statehood gained less than one month after the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State".

California state quarterusa california state quarter
California's quarter depicts naturalist and conservationist John Muir admiring Yosemite Valley's monolithic granite headwall known as "Half Dome" and also contains a soaring California condor.

In 1849, the year before California gained statehood, the family of 11-year-old John Muir emigrated from Scotland to the United States, settling in Wisconsin. In 1868, at the age of 30, Muir sailed up the West Coast and landed in San Francisco. He made his home in the Yosemite Valley, describing the Sierra Nevada Mountains as "the Range of Light the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have seen."

The great condors were once on the verge of extinction but have now been repopulated in the area.

Arkansas state quarter
usa arkansas state quarterThe Arkansas state quarter design bears rice stalks, a diamond and a a mallard(duck) flying gracefully over a lake. The mallard over the lake signifies the many lakes of the state, and the diamond signifies the crater of diamonds state park.

Arkansas has an abundance of clear streams, rivers and lakes. Arkansas is also known for its sportsmanship and boasts mallard hunting as a main attraction for hunters across the nation. Visitors to Arkansas can search Crater of Diamonds State Park for precious gems including, of course, diamonds. The mine at Crater of Diamonds State Park reportedly is the oldest diamond mine in North America.


  1. Dear Kulraj, I'm Nelson. I'm an RBI Young Scholar, working at the Reserve Bank, Nagpur at a project. While surfing for the pics of coins fro my prj, I came along your blog. It is simply excellent. I write in my blog rarely and useful articles are very rare in that. But I love to read blogs a lot. I would say your blog can be among best 100 blogs of the world. I would like to use some of your pics for prj, (with acknowledgment. I would like know whether I'm permitted to do so.


  2. ya, thanks for your kind words.
    In the best 100 blogs?
    It would be too early to say so. Its been just about 18 months only since I started this.
    And you can use the pictures for your project. I presume you want pictures of republic India coins.

  3. Thanks Kulraj. I would like to use Repulic's, as well as few of the British India's. As a voracious reader of blogger, I've come across tons of blogs depicting early or present life and tech articles and thats why I am saying its one among the best. Have you posted or planned to post paper cuurencies?

    Thanks again.

  4. Well currently I dont have any British India coins, so I cannot post immediately as per the needs of your project. I do not collect notes as I find them too costly for my pocket, so I won't post about them.

  5. Thanks for your timely help and information Kulraj.