Montana Nickname

Montana State Nickname

The Treasure State

MT is the Two-letter or Postal Abbreviation and Mont. is the Traditional or Standard Abbreviation for the State of Montana. The “Treasure State” nickname refers to the importance of mining in Montana. Mining has been so important to the state that its state motto “Oro y Plata” is Spanish for Gold and Silver. The mountains in Montana are rich with minerals.

Another popular nickname for Montana is “Big Sky Country.”