Delaware was the first of the 13 colonies to legislate the Federal Constitution on December 7, 1787. It is best known as the first U.S. state. Delaware is one of the smallest states of the fifty states in area and in population. In 1792 Delaware also took a new constitution officially changing its name from "Delaware State" to the "State of Delaware. By the late 1980's Delaware was asserted as an "inventor's paradise" and a "corporate haven" and thousands of new jobs were made among the state.
This is a picture of Caesar Rodney on his horse and has the inscription of "THE FIRST STATE". On the top of the coin says "DELAWARE" and under it has "1787", which is the date when Delaware became a state. Caesar Rodney is honored for his historic ride to break the tie among Delaware's delegates in favor of the Declaration of Independence. This design got 948 of the 1,519 votes.