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Commemorative Quarter
for New York (NY)

The Commemorative State Quarter for New York

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"

Description: The Statue of Liberty, as seen from New Jersey, stands in front of the outline of New York state. Included on the outline are the Hudson River and the Erie Canal.

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:

New York
Gateway to Freedom
E. Pluribus Unum

Obverse Inscriptions:

United States of America
In God We Trust
Quarter Dollar

Coin Specifications:

Weight:  0.182 troy ounce [5.670 g]
Diameter:  0.955 in [24.26 mm]
Thickness:  0.069 in [1.75 mm]
Edge:  Reeded with 119 reeds.
Composition:  Cupro-Nickel Clad (91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel)

Number of New York Quarters Minted:

Denver (D):  619,640,000
Philadelphia (P):  655,400,000
Total:  1,275,040,000

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).

Quarters Issued in 2001



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