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 2001 North Carolina State Quarter depicts the first successful flight of the Wright brothers at Kittyhawk. The words 'First Flight' are inscribed above the Wright brothers' airplane.
Weight: 6.25 g
Diameter: 24.66 mm
Composition: 90% Silver 10% Copper