The standard 2001 Rhode Island state quarters are made of a clad composition that contains 75% copper and 25% nickel. Clad proof quarters and silver proof quarters were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

2001 Rhode Island Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is an image of a sailboat sailing on Narragansett Bay. The Pell Bridge is in the background. Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State because there is a plenty of coastline and water activities are popular. Sailing is one of the most popular water activities in the state.

The year 1790 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Rhode Island officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Rhode Island quarter. There is the 2001 P quarter, 2001 D quarter, 2001 S proof quarter and 2001 S silver proof quarter.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.

Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin under the "IN GOD WE TRUST" motto.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2001 P Philadelphia 423,000,000
2001 D Denver 447,100,000
2001 S Proof San Francisco 3,094,140
2001 S Silver Proof San Francisco 889,697

Value

The value will depend on the series and the coin's condition. Below we will examine the value for each series.

Clad Quarters

The standard 2001 Rhode Island clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in the higher condition grades.

Both the 2001 P Rhode Island quarter and 2001 D Rhode Island quarter are each worth around $0.35 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $1 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $4.

The 2001 S proof Rhode Island quarter is worth around $3 in PR 65 condition.

Silver Proof Quarter

This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.25 as of January 17, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.98 per ounce.

The 2001 S silver proof Rhode Island quarter is worth around $10 in PR 65 condition.

Grading System

About uncirculated- There is a slight trace of wear on the high points of the design. Half of the coin's mint luster is still intact.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

2001 Kentucky Quarter
2001 New York Quarter
2001 North Carolina Quarter
2001 Vermont Quarter