The Vermont quarter, the 4th quarter in the
2001 series, features Camel's Hump Mountain with an image of maple trees with
sap buckets in the forefront.
The design honors the "Green Mountain
State," the first state admitted to the Union after the original 13
colonies. Vermont is most famous for its skiing and the production of maple
sugar and syrup. Until the 1800s when cane sugar was introduced, Americans
relied on Vermont's maple sugar for much of its sugar supply. Also featured on
the quarter is Camel's Hump Mountain in the northern half of Vermont's Green
Mountains. Camel's Hump is easily recognized by its unique double-humped profile
and is one of the highest peaks in Vermont.
Governor Howard Dean began the design process
for the Vermont quarter in 1999, by appointing the Vermont Arts Council as the
agency responsible for soliciting concepts from residents throughout the state.
The Council proposed five concepts, each of which included Camel's Hump.
Opinions were solicited by the Governor's office through an informal radio
survey, and the final design was selected by Governor Dean and submitted to the
Secretary of the Treasury for final endorsement.
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PCGS Nos: 14000, 14001,
The finest Vermont 2001-P Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3
Vermont 2001-D Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 43 MS-68's.
finest Vermont 2001-S Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 5 PRDC-70's.
finest Vermont 2001-S Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded by
PCGS are 2399 PRDC-70's.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin