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Reverse coin side (tails) of the North Carolina quarter.
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North Carolina State Quarter
The North Carolina quarter, the 12th in the series and the second quarter to be released in the 2001 50 State Quarters® Program, highlights the famous 1903 photograph of the "First Flight".

The North Carolina quarter commemorates the historic feat that took place on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air, self-propelled flying machine. The craft, called the Flyer, traveled a distance of approximately 37 meters (120 feet) on its first flight and soared even further as one of the most significant human achievements in history.

Quarter Specifications
Release Date: March 12, 2001
Reverse (tails) Side: First Flight
Engraver: John Mercanti
Standard Weight: 5.670g
Standard Diameter: 24.26mm (0.955 in)
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge Detail: Reeded
Composition: Cupro-Nickel Clad
(8.33% Nickel / 91.67% Copper)

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