The Vermont quarter, the 4th quarter issued in 2001,
features Camel's Hump Mountain with an image of maple
trees being tapped for sugar in the forefront.
The design honors the "Green Mountain
State," the first state admitted to the Union after
the original 13 colonies. Vermont is most famous for its
skiing and the production of maple sugar and syrup.
Until the 1800s when cane sugar was introduced,
Americans relied on Vermont's maple sugar for much of
its sugar supply. Also featured on the quarter is
Camel's Hump Mountain in the northern half of Vermont's
Green Mountains. Camel's Hump is easily recognized by
its unique double-humped profile and is one of the
highest peaks in Vermont.
Governor Howard Dean began the design process for the
Vermont quarter in 1999, by appointing the Vermont Arts
Council as the agency responsible for soliciting
concepts from residents throughout the state. The
Council proposed five concepts, each of which included
Camel's Hump. Opinions were solicited by the Governor's
office through an informal radio survey, and the final
design was selected by Governor Dean and submitted to
the U.S. Treasurer.