North Carolina State Quarter

50 State Quarters

Background

Production Process: Circulating

Coin Type: Circulating

Denomination: Quarter

Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A

Approval Date: 12/01/1997

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Characteristics

Obverse 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
• LIBERTY
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

• NORTH CAROLINA
• 1789
• FIRST FLIGHT
• 2001
• E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
Reverse
  • Designer: John Mercanti

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Content last reviewed June 1, 2016