• 25 Cents 2002, KM# 332a, United States of America (USA), 50 State Quarters Program, Ohio
  • 25 Cents 2002, KM# 332a, United States of America (USA), 50 State Quarters Program, Ohio
Description

The 50 State Quarters Program was the release of a series of circulating commemorative coins by the United States Mint. From 1999 through 2008, the 50 state quarters were released by the United States Mint every ten weeks, or five each year.

Each quarter's reverse commemorated one of the 50 states with a design emblematic of its unique history, traditions and symbols. Certain design elements, such as state flags, images of living persons, and head-and-shoulder images of deceased persons were prohibited.

The 50 State Quarters Program was started to support a new generation of coin collectors, and it became the most successful numismatic program in history, with roughly half of the U.S. population collecting the coins, either in a casual manner or as a serious pursuit.

Quarters are issued in the order that the states ratified the Constitution. Release date (statehood date): March 18, 2002 (March 1, 1803).

Obverse

A head of George Washington, the first President of the United States, facing left.

Designer: John Flanagan (JF), 1932 version from a 1786 bust by Houdon / William Cousins.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
GOD WE
TRUST
LIBERTY
S
JF
QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse

Wright Flyer (built by the Wright brothers who were born in Dayton, Ohio); astronaut (Neil Armstrong was a native of Wapakoneta, Ohio); state outline and the caption: "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers".

The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903 four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon.

Engraver: Donna Weaver (DW).

OHIO
1803
BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION PIONEERS
DW
2002
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Silver Proof Quarter
KM# 332a
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.900
Weight 6.25 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
San Francisco Mint (S)

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