A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: May 21, 2001 - the 3rd coin released in 2001
Statehood: May 29, 1790 - the 13th State
Inscriptions: "Rhode Island 1790", "The Ocean State"
Description: A gaff-rigged sloop in Narragansett Bay, with the Claiborne Pell Bridge in the background.
The Claiborne Pell Bridge (also known as the Newport Bridge) is a suspension bridge that spans the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The bridge connects the City of Newport on Aquidneck Island with the Town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island.
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 design (the tail or State-side of the Quarter) was created by Thomas D. Rodgers.
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 Rhode Island Quarter:
Number of Rhode Island Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (located on Block Island, Rhode Island) will be issued in 2018. It will be the last coin issued in 2018 and the 45th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters will be issued in 2018: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia) & Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
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