Reverse side highlights the striking Maryland Statehouse surrounded by White Oak leaf clusters and the nickname The Old Line State.
Maryland Statehouse A distinctive building dating back to 1772, it features the country’s largest wooden dome built without nails. Besides housing Maryland’s colonial legislature, it was also crucial to our national history. From 1783-1784, the Maryland Statehouse served as the nation’s first peacetime capital. The Treaty of Paris was ratified here, officially ending
the Revolutionary War. A treasure preserved, the Statehouse continues as the country’s oldest state capital building still in legislative use.