New York State Quarters were released on January 2, 2001 as the eleventh coin in the State Quarter series. New York’s original Statehood date was July 26, 1788.
The reverse design features the Statue of Liberty over an outline of New York State. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Gateway to Freedom.” The coin’s reverse was designed by Daniel Carr and engraved by Alfred Maletsky.
The Statue of Liberty is celebrated as the point of entry for millions of immigrants who came to America. The statue was a gift from France given on October 28, 1886. The outline of New York State includes a path traced from the Hudson River to the Erie Canal.
The final design was selected by a popular vote from the citizens of New York. The design was sent to the United States Secretary of the Treasury for final approval. Initially, there were hundreds of design concepts received from the public with subjects including the Battle of Saratoga, Henry Hudson, and the New York Federal Building.
The Philadelphia mint produced 619,640,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 655,400,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
New York Quarter Mintages
- 2001-P New York Quarter: 619,640,000
- 2001-D New York Quarter: 655,400,000
- 2001-S Proof New York Quarter: 3,094,140
- 2001-S Silver Proof New York Quarter: 889,697
New York Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), Daniel Car (reverse)
- Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
- Diameter: 24.26 mm
- Weight: 5.67 grams
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Edge: Reeded