Ohio Ohio 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 Ohio State Quarter was released in 2002, the 4th year of the State Quarter program. Ohio was the 2nd quarter released that year.

The official release date was March 18, 2002. State quarters were released in the order states joined the United States. As such, Ohio was the 17th State Quarter released.

Total mintage of the Ohio quarter was 632,032,000 which is worth a total of $158.01 million.

Ohio Quarter

The Ohio State Quarter. Released by the U.S. Mint on March 18, 2002.


Release Order 17th
Release Date Mar 18, 2002
Mintage 0.63 Billion
Caption Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers
Summary Wright Flyer (built by the Wright Brothers who were born in Dayton, Ohio), astronaut Neil Armstrong (who was a native of Wapakoneta, Ohio), state outline
Engraver Donna Weaver

Tennessee (Prev)

Tennessee quarter Jan 2, 2002
Release Date

(Next) Louisiana

Louisiana quarter May 30, 2002
Release Date


The Ohio state quarter contains the frequent motif of state outline in the background. In front of the state outline, there is the Wright Flier in flight and Neil Armstrong in his space suit. The caption reads "Brith Place of Aviation Pioneers."

Both the Wright brothers, who build the first airplane, and Neil Armstrong, who was the first man on the moon, were born in Ohio. The Wright flier is also featured on the North Carolina state quarter, where the Wright brothers first flew their plane.

The Wright brothers were born in Dayton, Ohio and Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

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