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Commemorative State Quarter
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Note: All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint
Coin Issued: March 11, 2002 - the 2nd coin released in 2002
Statehood: March 1, 1803 - the 17th State
Inscriptions: "Ohio 1803", "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers"
At the bottom of the coin is the issue date (2002) and the motto "E Pluribus Unum". The motto is Latin for "Out of Many, One", recognizing that out of the many colonies (or states) emerged a single nation.
Engravers: The Reverse design (the tail or State-side of the Quarter) was created by Donna Weaver (search the coin for the engraver's initials: 'dw').
The original Observe design (the front or Washington-side of the Quarter) was created by John Flanagan and first appeared in 1932. For the 50 State Quarters series, Flanagan's design was modified by William Cousins: the portrait of Washington was slightly reduced to accomodate the moving of the legends from the Reverse to the Obverse.
Reverse Inscriptions for the Ohio Quarter:
Number of Ohio Quarters Minted:
America-the-Beautiful Quarter Series:
The quarter for Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (located at Put-In-Bay, OH) was issued in 2013, the second coin issued in 2013 and the 17th coin (of 56) in the America-the-Beautiful Quarter series.
The following quarters were issued in 2013: White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire), Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio), Great Basin National Park (Nevada), Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Maryland) & Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota).
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