Kentucky State Quarters


Kentucky State Quarters are the 15th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on October 15, 2001. The reverse of the coin shows a mansion on a hilltop along with a thoroughbred racehorse behind a fence. Kentucky is home to some of the finest racehorses in the world and it boasts the longest running horse race in the country, the Kentucky Derby.

The obverse of the coin is identical on all coins in this series. It features a portrait of George Washington with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "QUARTER DOLLAR", "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" arranged around the portrait.

The reverse of the coin bears the inscriptions "KENTUCKY 1792", "MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2001.

State: Kentucky
Nickname: The Bluegrass State
Ratified on: June 1, 1792
Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Capital: Frankfort
Area: 39,732 square miles
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Goldenrod
Tree: Tulip Poplar
Designer: T. James Farrell
Launch Date: October 15, 2001
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
353,000,000
Denver - 370,564,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,094,140
San Francisco (silver proof) - 889,697



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