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Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: January 2, 2001 - the 1st coin released in 2001
Statehood: July 26, 1788 - the 11th State
Inscriptions: "New York 1788", "Gateway to Freedom"
There are 11 stars along the coin's edge to indicate that New York is the 11th state.
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2001) and the motto "E Pluribus Unum". The motto is Latin for "Out of Many, One", recognizing that out of the many colonies (or states) emerged a single nation.
Engravers: The Reverse (the State-side of the Quarter) was created by Alfred Maletsky (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'am'), with the design being done by Daniel Carr.
The original Observe design (the front or Washington-side of the Quarter) was created by John Flanagan and first appeared in 1932. For the 50 State Quarters series, Flanagan's design was modified by William Cousins: the portrait of Washington was slightly reduced to accomodate the moving of the legends from the Reverse to the Obverse.
Reverse Inscriptions for the New York Quarter:
Number of New York Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Saratoga National Historical Park (located northwest of Bemis Heights, NY) was issued in 2015, the last coin issued in 2015 and the 30th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters were issued in 2015: Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee), Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Delaware) & Saratoga National Historical Park (New York).
The quarter for the Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty (located at Jersey City, NJ) was issued in 2017, the fourth coin issued in 2017 and the 39th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters were issued in 2017: Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (District of Columbia), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty (New Jersey & New York) & George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana).
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2020