The Kentucky quarter, the fifth and last
quarter in the 2001 series, shows the stately mansion, Federal Hill, with an
inscription that reads, "My Old Kentucky Home." A thoroughbred
racehorse is positioned behind a fence in the foreground of the quarter.
Kentucky was the first state on the western
frontier to join the Union and is one of four states to call itself a
"commonwealth." Kentucky is home of the longest running annual horse
race in the country, the Kentucky Derby. The famous Kentucky Bluegrass country
is also grazing ground for some of the world's finest racehorses. Also featured
on the new quarter is another prominent symbol of Kentucky, Federal Hill, which
has become known as "My Old Kentucky Home." The design shows a side
view of the famous Bardstown home where Stephen Foster wrote the state song,
"My Old Kentucky Home."
Kentucky's First Lady Judi Patton led the
Kentucky Quarter Project Committee. The Committee received 1,800 design
suggestions statewide and narrowed the submissions down to 12 finalists. The
final designs were displayed in the front lobby of the Capitol and over the
Internet from June 15-17, 1999. Over 50,000 residents of Kentucky cast votes for
their favorite concepts that included "My Old Kentucky Home", a horse
and a jockey, Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, and Daniel Boone. Governor Paul E.
Patton selected the final design that features "My Old Kentucky Home."
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PCGS Nos: 14002, 14003,
The finest Vermont 2001-P Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single
The finest Vermont
2001-D Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-68's.
finest Vermont 2001-S Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 7 PRDC-70's.
finest Vermont 2001-S Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded by
PCGS are 3 PRDC-70's.
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"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003"
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