Ohio Quarter: The Ohio quarter is the second quarter
of 2002 and the 17th quarter released in the United States Mint's 50
State Quarters® Program.
Ohio was admitted into the Union on March 1, 1803 becoming our
Nation's 17th State. The Ohio quarter features the state's
contributions to aviation history, depicting an early aircraft and an
The quarter bears the inscription "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers".
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn were both born in
Ohio, along with Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane.
Orville and brother, Wilbur, built and tested the 1905 Flyer
III in Ohio.