Rhode Island State Quarters
Rhode Island State Quarters are the 13th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on May 21, 2001. The reverse of the coin shows a sailboat on the open sea in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The coin also has the Pell Bridge in the background behind the sailboat.
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 "RHODE ISLAND 1790", "THE OCEAN STATE", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2001.
State: Rhode Island
Nickname: The Ocean State
Ratified on: May 29, 1790
Area: 1,045 square miles
Bird: Rhode Island Red Chicken
Tree: Red Maple
Designer: Daniel Carr
Launch Date: May 21, 2001
Philadelphia - 423,000,000
Denver - 447,100,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,094,140
San Francisco (silver proof) - 889,697
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