Value of 2001 Rhode Island State Quarter

Approximate Current Value: $0.25

Diameter: 24.30 mm
Mintage/Proof: 870100000 / 3093273
Weight: 5.67 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 2001 50 State Quarters (1999-2008)

Price Guide and Information for 2001 Rhode Island State Quarters

2001 Rhode Island State Quarter History

The obverse of the 2001 Rhode Island State Quarter shows the standard Washington Quarter design with a few alterations. The Washington Quarter, that ran from 1932-1998, had the date on the obverse, as well as the word “Liberty.” This design was changed slightly with the introduction of the State Quarters, and later the Territory Quarters and National Park Quarters. The new design still shows Washington looking left, however the obverse text now reads “United States of America – Liberty – In God We Trust – Quarter Dollar.” The reverse of this coin depicts a sailboat with a bridge in the background. The image on the coin is showing Narragansett Bay with a sailboat in the foreground, and an image of Pell Bridge in the background. Rhode Island hosts the America’s Cup sailing competition and is well known for being the Ocean State. The population of this small state is only one million people. The boat shown on this coin is a historical representation of the ship that won the America’s Cup competition in the early 1900s. At this point in the state quarter production, the local competitions for designing the coins were becoming more and more popular. Governor Lincoln Almond of Rhode Island formed an advisory panel to choose the design, and then began to invite entries for the contest. There were over 500 designs received. They opened voting for the coins to several public locations, including the libraries, online, and government buildings. There were 34,566 votes cast, and the America’s Cup boat won 57% of the votes. Just like the New York coin, the Mint hired and paid Daniel Carr to design the coin. However, the Mint did not credit Carr in any way for the design. Not even his initials show up on the coin. This was the 13th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Rhode Island 1790 – The Ocean State – 2001 – E Pluribus Unum.” All of the Statehood Quarters were clad, meaning that they were seventy-five to eighty percent copper, and the rest was composed of nickel. The core of the coins were solid copper. These coins, however, were produced in silver for special Silver Proof Sets. The coins minted in included New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Kentucky.
Errors on the 2001 Rhode Island State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Rhode Island State Quarter, please contact one of our experts to have the error verified, or send the coin to a professional grading company for their opinion. However, the average circulation State Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 2001 Rhode Island State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Thomas Rogers was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 889,694 silver coins produced for this series. They are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The average price of the single silver coin ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the grade. The easy indicator to determine if your coin is silver is by the mint mark. The silver quarters will have an “S” mintmark, rather than a “P” or “D.” In addition to the silver quarters, late-night TV. began selling gold plated State Quarters in an attempt to con viewers into thinking that the coin would be worth a lot more. Unfortunately, the amount of gold that it takes to plate a quarter is very insignificant, and these gold plated quarters have no value in the collector community.