North Carolina State Quarters


North Carolina State Quarters are the 12th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on March 12, 2001. The reverse of the coin depicts the Wright Brothers and their plane called the "Flyer". The historical flight took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.

The obverse of the coin is identical on all coins in this series. It features a portrait of George Washington with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "QUARTER DOLLAR", "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" arranged around the portrait.

The reverse of the coin bears the inscriptions "NORTH CAROLINA 1789", "FIRST FLIGHT", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2001.

State: North Carolina
Nickname: The Tar Heel State
Ratified on: November 21, 1789
Motto: To Be Rather Than to Seem
Capital: Raleigh
Area: 48,718 square miles
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Dogwood
Tree: Pine
Designer: John Mercanti
Launch Date: March 12, 2001
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
627,600,000
Denver - 427,876,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,094,140
San Francisco (silver proof) - 889,697



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