New York 2001 State Quarter: Commemorating New York’s Historic Role in America

The 2001 New York State Quarter was the 11th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the first released in 2001.

The quarter showcases the iconic Statue of Liberty, which was given to the United States as a gift from France for winning independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution. Alongside Lady Liberty, the coin features the historic Erie Canal, while 11 stars proudly commemorate New York’s admission into the Union on July 26, 1788.

The powerful phrase “Gateway to Freedom,” on the coin pays homage to New York City’s enduring role as a vital entry point into the United States. Ellis Island, a poignant symbol of hope and opportunity, served as the gateway for countless immigrants seeking a new beginning on American soil.

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New York


50 State Quarters Program

ARTIST (Tails Side)

Alfred Maletsky


January 2, 2001


The Empire State

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11. New York 2001 State Quarter in Coin Carousel
11. New York

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12. North Carolina 2001 State Quarter in Coin Carousel
12. North Carolina

Position 3

13. Rhode Island 2001 State Quarter in Coin Carousel
13. Rhode Island

Position 4

14. Vermont 2001 State Quarter in Coin Carousel
14. Vermont

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15. Kentucky 2001 State Quarter in Coin Carousel
15. Kentucky

The 50 State Quarters Program was launched in 1999 by the U.S. Mint and was a 10-year initiative that honored each of the 50 states. The U.S. Mint issued five new quarters each year in the order that the states ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union.

The coins have a common obverse design of George Washington and a state-specific reverse design. The coins were produced for about 10 weeks each and will never be produced again.

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