North Carolina State Quarter
Information about the commemorative North Carolina State Quarter.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for information about the North Carolina Quarter
from the 50 State Quarter Program. The North Carolina Quarter was issued by the United States Mint
to commemorate the state of North Carolina. For your convenience, you can see a picture of the
North Carolina Quarter on the right.
The North Carolina Quarter is the 12th quarter in the State Quarter Program. It was issued on March 12, 2001. It was the 12th State Quarter issued, because North Carolina was the 12th state to be admitted to the Union.
According to the US Mint, total North Carolina Quarter mintage for circulation was 1,055,476,000 coins. If you sort the State Quarters in ascending order by mintage, North Carolina would rank 43rd. (State Quarter mintage ranges from 446,600,000 to 1,594,616,000.)
Like all commemorative State Quarters, the obverse side of the North Carolina Quarter shows President Washington, but it is the reverse side of the coin we will focus on here.
The North Carolina Quarter coin was engraved by John Mercanti and has a great design. At the top of the coin, you will see the name North Carolina and just below it the year 1789, which is the year North Carolina became a state.
At the very bottom of the coin, it says "E Pluribus Unum" which means one out of many - North Carolina is one of the many 50 states. Above that, is the year the coin was issued, which in this case is 2001.
The actual design that was submitted by the state of North Carolina shows John T. Daniels's photo of the Wright brothers.
The inscription reads "First Flight".
The 50 quarters from this program were issued between 1999 and 2008. Both the
Philidelphia and the Denver Mint made the North Carolina circulated coins. The San Francisco Mint
was the only Mint that made the proof and silver proof North Carolina coins.
The North Carolina coin weights 5.67 grams, its diameter is 24.26 mm (0.955 inches),
and its thickness is 1.75 mm (0.069 inches). Furthermore, the North Carolina coin is made of 91.67% copper
and 8.33% Nickel. The North Carolina silver proof coins were made with 90% silver and 10% copper.
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