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US Quarter 2000 New Hampshire 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:
Old Man of the Mountain, nine stars
NEW HAMPSHIRE 1788 / LIVE FREE OR DIE / OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS / 1999 E PLURIBUS UNUM
Washington facing left
QUARTER DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST
Krause catalog number - KM#308
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
NEW HAMPSHIRE #9
Adhered to: June 21, 1788.
Population: 1,275,056 hab.
Origin of the name: In honor of Captain
John Mason, originally from the English county of Hampshire.
Reverse shows the state symbol of
N.Hampshire "The old man of the mountain" "The old man of the mountain", the
legends of "LIVE FREE OR DIE" "Live free or die", the date of adhesion to The
and the 9 stars that symbolize the ninth place of entry into
"The old man of the mountain" was
discovered in 1805, it was located at a height of 365 meters above sea level, it
was 12 meters high by 7.5 meters wide, it was made of granite and it was located
in the White Mountains. of N.Hampshire.
It has been an emblem of
the State since 1945.
On May 3, 2003, at 02:00 in the morning,
it collapsed due to centuries of enduring adverse weather conditions, such as
rain, wind and, above all, the weight of snow in winter.
the efforts of the state to preserve it, which used steel cables and propped up
the cracks it presented on several occasions, it ended up giving way.
The commotion created was such that many
citizens laid flowers at the place where the great rock formation fell,
politicians rushed to ask that the profile be included in symbols of the State
such as the flag, citizens asked that the rock be reconstructed using materials
more resistant, request that was rejected after a study of the place.
Currently there are observatories in the
area from where you can virtually view the original figure.
The motto "Live free or die", is perhaps
the most famous motto of the country, comes from a letter written by General
John Stark on July 31, 1809, to decline the invitation for the commemoration of
the Battle of Bennington.
The response to the invitation was:
“Live free or die: Death is not the worst
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