New Hampshire Pendant
The New Hampshire quarter honors one of the state's most unique natural attractions, "The Old Man of the Mountain". The state motto, "Live free or die", and nine stars, signifying the fact that New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, complete the design. New Hampshire became the 9th state on June 21, 1788. Sadly, the distinctive rock formation on Mt. Cannon known as "The Old Man of the Mountain" crumbled in early 2003.