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- New Mexico Quarter The second commemorative quarter coin released in 2008 honors New Mexico, and is the 47th coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment" was admitted into the Union on January 6, 1912, becoming our Nation's 47th State. New Mexico's quarter features a Zia sun symbol over a topographical outine of the State. The coin's inscriptions read "Land of Enchantment", "New Mexico" and "1912".
The Native American cultures have had a strong influence and are found throughout New Mexico. The Zia Pueblo believe the sun symbol represents the giver of all good. From the circle, life and love without beginning or end are represented. The four groups of four rays represent the four directions, the four seasons, the four phases of the day (sunrise, noon, evening, night) and the four divisions of life (childhood, youth, middle years, old age). Additional details
- Albuquerque facts
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Farmington
- Name: The Spanish translation reportedly means "Place of Mexitli" - one of the Aztec Indian gods.
- Santa Fe facts
- Statehood: January 6, 1912 (47th state)