North Carolina State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on March 12, 2001, this is the 12th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the second released in 2001. North Carolina, admitted into the Union on November 21, 1789, themed the coin, First Flight. It highlights the first flight that took place in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.
Obverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse Inscriptions• NORTH CAROLINA
• FIRST FLIGHT
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: John Mercanti