2001 Kentucky State Quarters
The obverse will continue to bear the familiar restored 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington.
Kentucky was the first state on the western frontier to join the Union and is one of four states to call itself a commonwealth. Kentucky is home of the longest running annual horse race in the country the Kentucky Derby. The famous Kentucky Bluegrass country is also grazing ground for some of the world’s finest racehorses. Also featured on the new quarter is another prominent symbol of Kentucky Federal Hill, which has become known as My Old Kentucky Home. The design shows a side view of the famous Bardstown home where Stephen Foster wrote the state song My Old Kentucky Home.