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US Quarter 1999 Connecticut State
Currency - Dollar=100 cents
Face value: Quarter dollar ($1/4=25 cents)
Type - commemorative coin
50 States Quarters Series
Composition - copper-nickel clad copper
Diameter - 24.3 mm
Weight - 5.67 grams
Mint Mark: D (Denver), P (Philadelphia)
Years of mintage:
The Charter Oak Tree
CONNECTICUT 1788 / THE CHARTER OAK / 1999 E PLURIBUS UNUM
Washington facing left
QUARTER DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST
Krause catalog number - KM#297
Coin value in condition:
UNC (Uncirculated - without traces of circulation) - ~1 USD.00
XF (Extremely Fine) - 0.25-0.50
Worse than "XF" - 0.25 USD
Adhered to: January 9, 1788
Population: 3,460,503 hab.
Origin of the name: Word of Indian origin
"quinnitukqut" which means "The long side of the river"
Reverse appears the figure of a
century-old oak "THE CHARTER OAK” “El Roble Fundador".
appears, the date on which the State became part of La Unión.
In 1614, the Dutch explorer Adrian Block
described a hundred-year-old tree in his diary, on a trip through the Connetica
region, where its capital, Hartfort, is located today, so it is believed that
this could be it.
In 1630 the first settler to settle in
these lands, Samuel Wyllys, received a delegation of local Indians to ask him
not to uproot this symbolic oak tree, since it had served for years as a place
for ceremonies and nature worship, at the same time which signified peace among
the native inhabitants.
The "founder oak" has a local legend that
says that one of its interior cavities was used at the end of 1687 to hide the
founding document of the colony, which granted it full autonomy from the British
crown and was signed by the King of England George II.
Upon his death and while Jaime II was on
the throne, the sovereignty of the colonies was once again claimed by the crown,
and the monarch demanded that the founding document of this colony be delivered
to him in order to destroy it, and for this he ordered to his troops.
inhabitants of the colony ran to hide it in the tree and thus preserved it.
169 years later, in 1856, a storm
destroyed the "founding tree". Relics and even furniture were made from its
remains, including a chair.
From the seeds of this tree other oaks
(sons) were born in the same place that are preserved today.
The charter oak depicted in painting
Chair made from its branches when the
tree was destroyed in 1856 due to a strong storm.
The frieze of the Hartford Capitol
continues to recall the symbolic tree of the State.