The design on the reverse side of the coin depicts a person collecting sap from a grouping of maple trees. One of the highest peaks in Vermont, Camel’s Hump Mountain can be seen in the distance. The inscription, “Freedom and Unity” is inscribed to the right side of the maple tree image.
Vermont is well known for it’s maple sugar and syrup production. Up until the 1800s, much of America relied on Vermont’s sugar supply.
The Vermont Arts Council was appointed by Governor Howard Dean as the selection committee for the quarter’s design. The council solicited design ideas from the people of Vermont, and Governor Dean chose the final image.
The fourth quarter released in 2001, final creation of the design was completed by T. James Farrell.
As with other coins in the program, the state name and date of statehood was inscribed at the top, and “E Pluribus Unum”, with the date of the coin’s release at the bottom.
Coin Specifications of the Vemont State quarter:
- Mintage: 423,400,000 Philadelphia, 459,404,000 Denver, 3,094,140 (San Francisco Clad Proof), 889,697 (San Francisco Silver Proof)
- Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
- Diameter: 24.26 mm
- Weight: 5.67 grams
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Edge: Reeded