Launched in 1999, the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters series was a 10-year program that honored each of the nation's states in the order that they were admitted into the union. Each design was produced for 10 weeks and will never be used again. The reverse features unique designs representing each state while the obverse displays the familiar image of George Washington that has been the hallmark of the quarter dollar since 1932.
The reverse of the 2002 Ohio State Quarter honors the state's place in the history of aviation. It features an outline of the state with the inscription 'Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers.' The history making astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn were both born in Ohio, as was Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane.
Weight: 6.25 g
Diameter: 24.66 mm
Composition: 90% Silver 10% Copper