Kentucky State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
Coin CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on October 15, 2001, this is the 15th coin released in the 50 State Quarters 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. 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.
Obverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse Inscriptions• MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: T. James Ferrell