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Released to the Federal Reserve Bank by the U.S. Mint on May 20, 2002, the Louisiana State Quarter became the third state quarter released in 2002. Four major design elements mark the Louisiana State Quarter and create a moving reminder of the state’s unique role in the formation of the United States of America. At the top of the quarter is the date Louisiana became a member of the United States; 1812. An image of a brown pelican, a trumpet with musical notes, and the outline of the Louisiana Purchase territory, with the inscription “Louisiana Purchase” round out the design. The Brown Pelican depicted in the lower left area of the quarter, is indigenous to Louisana and shows up in the state’s nickname (The Pelican State) and on the state’s flag. A trumpet and musical notes represent the intense musical heritage of Louisiana including the birth of jazz in New Orleans. The outline of the Louisiana Purchase, reminds us of the largest single expansion of the United States, which roughly doubled the size of the country, in 1803. The price was right too… about four cents an acre! Source: United States Mint Welcome to Louisiana! This state makes your heart pound and your senses tingle. The celebration of Mardi Gras symbolizes the intensity of spirit of Louisiana. When the French brought Mardi Gras to Louisiana, it was a simple carnival event, celebrated just before the beginning of Lent. But New Orleans transformed the simple celebration into an extravagant festival, with parades, music, parties, street dances, and costumes. Although New Orleans is world-renowned for its Mardi Gras extravaganza, other towns and cities throughout the state host their own Mardi Gras celebrations. The excitement of the event is contagious all over. It’s not just the Carnival that creates excitement. With her rich heritage of Creole, Cajun, and French, Louisiana life is spiced up with foods like gumbo, andouille, etouffees, sauce piquantes, cayenne pepper, Tabasco, and crawfish. And the senses tingle and feet keep tapping with the sounds of jazz and blues and zydeco.
Item #: 20561LA
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