New York State Quarters


New York State Quarters are the 11th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on January 2, 2001. The reverse of this coin shows New York State with a portrait of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was originally a gift from France in recognition of the friendship that began during the American Revolution. The total height from its base to top of the torch is 151' 11". Liberty was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886 by president Grover Cleveland and today it stands as one of the greatest American icons.

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 "NEW YORK 1788", "GATEWAY TO FREEDOM", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2001.

State: New York
Nickname: The Empire State
Ratified on: July 26, 1788
Motto: Ever Upward
Capital: Albany
Area: 49,576 square miles
Bird: Bluebird
Flower: Rose
Tree: Sugar Maple
Designer: Daniel Carr
Launch Date: January 2, 2001
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
655,400,000
Denver - 619,640,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,094,140
San Francisco (silver proof) - 889,697



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