Kentucky Kentucky State Quarter

The U.S. State Quarter program was a great way to show off states' pride and personality while revamping the look of the quarter.

The Kentucky State Quarter was released in 2001, the 3rd year of the State Quarter program. Kentucky was the 5th quarter released that year.

The official release date was October 15, 2001. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Kentucky was the 15th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Kentucky quarter was 723,564,000 which is worth a total of $180.89 million.

Kentucky Quarter

The Kentucky State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on October 15, 2001.


Release Order 15th
Release Date Oct 15, 2001
Mintage 0.72 Billion
Caption My Old Kentucky Home
Summary Thoroughbred racehorse behind fence, Bardstown mansion, Federal Hill
Engraver T. James Ferrell

Vermont (Prev)

Vermont quarter Aug 6, 2001
Release Date

(Next) Tennessee

Tennessee quarter Jan 2, 2002
Release Date


Kentucky is perhaps most well known for the Kentucky Derby, a famous horse race. Kentucky's state quarter pays tribute to this history by depicting a Thoroughbred racehorse standing tall behind fence.

Behind the horse is Bardstown mansion on Federal Hill in Kentucky. The caption on the quarter is surrounded by quotes and reads "My Old Kentucky Home," a well known Kentucky quote.

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