Price Guide and Information for 2001 North Carolina State Quarters
2001 North Carolina State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2001 North Carolina State Quarter shows the standard Washington Quarter design with a few alterations. The Washington Quarter, that ran from 1932-1998, had the date on the obverse, as well as the word “Liberty.” This design was changed slightly with the introduction of the State Quarters, and later the Territory Quarters and National Park Quarters. The new design still shows Washington looking left, however the obverse text now reads “United States of America – Liberty – In God We Trust – Quarter Dollar.” The reverse of this coin depicts an image of the Wright Brothers flying a plane. This was known as the first successful flight and it lasted for all of one minute. The first flight took place in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, a far east island of North Carolina. The reverse design, shown here, was based off of a famous photograph of the plane flying for the first time. Orville Wright was the pilot on this successful flight and traveled a total distance of 120 feet. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, who also depicts them on their state quarter, and their bicycle shop was later purchased by Henry Ford to memorialize the building place of modern aircraft. Many ideas for this coin bounced around. The ideas ranged from the plane and the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, all the way to a seashore with buried treasure. On June 5, 2000 the Governor of North Carolina picked a winning design, the Wright Brother’s plane. This was the 12th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “North Carolina 1789 – First Flight – 2001 – E Pluribus Unum.” All of the Statehood Quarters were clad, meaning that they were seventy-five to eighty percent copper, and the rest was composed of nickel. The core of the coins were solid copper. These coins, however, were produced in silver for special Silver Proof Sets. The coins minted in included New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Kentucky.
Errors on the 2001 North Carolina State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the North Carolina State Quarter, please contact one of our experts to have the error verified, or send the coin to a professional grading company for their opinion. However, the average circulation State Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 2001 North Carolina State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and John Mercanti was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 889,694 silver coins produced for this series. They are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The average price of the single silver coin ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the grade. The easy indicator to determine if your coin is silver is by the mint mark. The silver quarters will have an “S” mintmark, rather than a “P” or “D.” In addition to the silver quarters, late-night TV. began selling gold plated State Quarters in an attempt to con viewers into thinking that the coin would be worth a lot more. Unfortunately, the amount of gold that it takes to plate a quarter is very insignificant, and these gold plated quarters have no value in the collector community.