Kentucky State Quarter

Information about the commemorative Kentucky State Quarter.

You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the Kentucky Quarter from the 50 State Quarter Program. The Kentucky Quarter was issued by the United States Mint to commemorate the state of Kentucky. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the Kentucky Quarter on the right.

The Kentucky Quarter is the 15th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on October 15, 2001. It was the 15th State Quarter issued, because Kentucky was the 15th state to be admitted to the Union.

According to the US Mint, total Kentucky Quarter mintage for circulation was 723,564,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, Kentucky would rank 37th. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)

Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the Kentucky Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.

The Kentucky Quarter coin was engraved by T. James Ferrell and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name Kentucky and just below it the year 1792, which is the year Kentucky became a state.

At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - Kentucky is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2001.

The actual design that was submitted by the state of Kentucky shows thoroughbred racehorse behind fence, Bardstown mansion and Federal Hill.

The inscription reads "My Old Kentucky Home".

The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the Kentucky circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof Kentucky coins.

The Kentucky coin weights 5.67 grams, its diameter is 24.26 mm (0.955 inches), and its thickness is 1.75 mm (0.069 inches). Furthermore, the Kentucky coin is made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% Nickel. The Kentucky silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.

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