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 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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