Vermont State Quarters were released on August 6, 2001 as the fourteenth coin in the State Quarter series. Vermont’s original Statehood date was May 4, 1791.
The reverse design depicts sap collection from maple trees. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Freedom and Unity.” The coin’s reverse was designed and engraved by T. James Farrell.
Vermont is famous for its skiing and maple syrup. The quarter features Camel’s Hump Mountain in the background. Sap is being collected in buckets from the maple trees.
The final design for the Vermont Quarter was selected by the governor after receiving input from the citizens of Vermont. The design concept was sent to the United States Secretary of the Treasury for final approval. Initially there were five design concepts considered, which each featured the Camel’s Hump Mountain.
The Philadelphia mint produced 423,400,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 459,404,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Vermont Quarter Mintages
- 2001-P Vermont Quarter: 423,400,000
- 2001-D Vermont Quarter: 459,404,000
- 2001-S Proof Vermont Quarter: 3,094,140
- 2001-S Silver Proof Vermont Quarter: 889,697
Vemont Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), T. James Farrell (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