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Virginia's bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Virginia became the 10th state in 1788 (see STATEHOOD ORDER). Virginia's state quarter features the ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, and the caption: "Jamestown, 1607-2007, Quadricentennial" (public domain image on Wikipedia). See All 50 state quarters - All State Nicknames.

"Old Dominion"

Virginia's state nickname is Old Dominion. The nickname was earned by the loyalty of Virginia to the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and afterward, during the English Commonwealth. The moniker was given by King Charles II in recognition of Virginia's loyalty to the Crown, after the Restoration.

Another nickname for Virginia is the "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of 8 U.S. presidents.

Virginia USA - click to see all state nicknames
Virginia USA. See All State Nicknames.

The Commonwealth of Virginia: Virginia shares the designation "Commonwealth" with Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Massachusetts. The word is of English derivation and refers to the common "weal" (well-being) of the public.

Source:
Virginia Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Virginia: Wikipedia.org
Links:
Virginia Emblems and Symbols: Virginia official website
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