Limited Treasures Coin Bear – Missouri Bear with State Quarter. Bear has state quarter on right foot and 24th state on left foot with the year we became a state on the right leg. Missouri and outline of state is on the front of the bear. Coin Facts: Missouri became the 24th state as a part of the Missouri Compromise. The quarter depicts Lewis and Clark’s historic return to St. Louis down the Missouri River, with the Gateway Arch in the background, and the inscription “Corps of Discovery 1804-2004.” Missouri got its nickname because of the devotion of its people to common sense. Missouri State Flower: Hawthorn Blossom; State Bird: Bluebird; Nickname: Show me State; Capital: Jefferson City; Statehood: August 10, 1821.