Released on October 15, 2001, this is the 15th coin released in the 50 State® Quarter Program and the fifth released in 2001. Kentucky, admitted into the Union on June 1, 1792, themed the coin, My Old Kentucky Home. It features the stately mansion, Federal Hill and a thoroughbred racehorse positioned behind a fence in the foreground. The coin is inscribed: My Old Kentucky Home; Kentucky; 1792; 2001; and E PLURIBUS UNUM. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.
T. James Ferrell