North Carolina North Carolina State Quarter

The U.S. State Quarter program was a great way to show off states' pride and personality while revamping the look of the quarter.

The North Carolina State Quarter was released in 2001, the 3rd year of the State Quarter program. North Carolina was the 2nd quarter released that year.

The official release date was March 12, 2001. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, North Carolina was the 12th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the North Carolina quarter was 1,055,476,000 which is worth a total of $263.87 million.

North Carolina Quarter

The North Carolina State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on March 12, 2001.


Release Order 12th
Release Date Mar 12, 2001
Mintage 1.06 Billion
Caption First Flight
Summary Wright Flyer, John T. Daniels's iconic photo of the Wright brothers
Engraver John Mercanti

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New York quarter Jan 2, 2001
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Rhode Island quarter May 21, 2001
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The North Carolina state quarter pays tribute to the Wright brothers who famously created the first airplane. The image on the quarter is of John T. Daniels's iconic photo of the Wright Flier in mid-flight.

The caption on the quarter reads "First in Flight," above the Wright Flier.

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