US Statehood Quarters of 2001:
New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky
Numismatic and Historic Info, Images
Weight: 5.67 grams
Composition: outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
Quantity minted: 4,806,984,000
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
NEW YORK STATE QUARTER
The New York quarter's reverse features the Statue of Liberty, the state outline, the words, "Gateway to Freedom", and 11 stars representing the number of states when it entered the union. Also incorporated into the state outline is a line tracing the Hudson River and the route of the Erie Canal.
This final New York design celebrates the "Empire State" as a point of entry for millions of immigrants seeking the political freedom and democracy that American citizenship provides. President Grover Cleveland accepted the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, on behalf of the United States on October 28, 1886. Lady Liberty was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924 and underwent extensive restoration for her remarkable centennial on July 4, 1986. Governor George E. Pataki asked the United States Mint to add the line tracing the Hudson River and the route of the Erie Canal because of the vital developmental role of the waterways.
Release Date: January 02, 2001
Statehood Date: July 26, 1788
Mintage Numbers: 1,275,040,000
NORTH CAROLINA STATE QUARTER
The North Carolina quarter's reverse features the first successful airplane "flight" in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The design highlights the famous 1903 photograph of the "First Flight."
The historic event took place on December 17, 1903, with the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air, self-propelled flying machine. The craft, called the Flyer, traveled a distance of approximately 37 meters (120 feet) on its first flight and soared even further as one of the most significant human achievements in history.
Release Date: March 12, 2001
Statehood Date: November 21, 1789
Mintage Numbers: 1,055,476,000
RHODE ISLAND STATE QUARTER
The Rhode Island quarter's reverse features a sailboat on the open sea to commemorate the "Ocean State." The design features a vintage sailboat gliding through Rhode Island's famous Narragansett Bay, and an image of the Pell Bridge in the background.
With more than 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union, has more than 100 fresh water and salt water beaches. Known as the "sailing capital" of the world, Rhode Island was home to the America's Cup for more than 50 years.
Release Date: May 21, 2001
Statehood Date: May 29, 1790
Mintage Numbers: 870,100,000
VERMONT STATE QUARTER
The Vermont quarter features Camel's Hump Mountain, one of the highest peaks located in the northern half of Vermont's Green Mountains, with an image of maple trees with sap buckets in the forefront.
The design honors the "Green Mountain State," the first state admitted to the Union after the original 13 colonies. Vermont is most famous for its skiing and the production of maple sugar and syrup. Until the 1800s when cane sugar was introduced, Americans relied on Vermont's maple sugar for much of its sugar supply.
Release Date: August 06, 2001
Statehood Date: March 04, 1791
Mintage Numbers: 882,804,000
KENTUCKY STATE QUARTER
The Kentucky quarter's reverse features Federal Hill, or "My Old Kentucky Home," with a race horse behind a fence.
Kentucky was the first state on the western frontier to join the Union and is one of four states to call itself a "commonwealth." Kentucky is home of the longest running annual horse race in the country, the Kentucky Derby. The famous Kentucky Bluegrass country is also grazing ground for some of the world's finest racehorses. The design also shows a side view of the famous Bardstown home where Stephen Foster wrote the state song, "My Old Kentucky Home."
Release Date: October 15, 2001
Statehood Date: June 01, 1792
Mintage Numbers: 723,564,000
Total of state quarters minted in 2001: 4,806,984,000