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.