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Obverse of 2002 Ohio 50 States Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 2002 Ohio 50 States Quarter Dollar


2002 OHIO
50 STATES QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 14006, 14007, 913029, 913030

Designer:
Obverse: John Flanagan
Reverse: 

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Edge: Reeded

Images courtesy of the United States Mint

Varieties:
2002-P 
2002-D 
2002-S "Clad"
2002-S "Silver"

Notes:
"The Ohio quarter, the second quarter of 2002 and seventeenth in the series, honors the state's contribution to the history of aviation, depicting an early aircraft and an astronaut, superimposed as a group on the outline of the state. The design also includes the inscription "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers."

The claim to this inscription is well justified -- the history making astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn were both born in Ohio, as was Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane. Orville and his brother, Wilbur Wright, also built and tested one of their early aircraft, the 1905 Flyer III, in Ohio.

On May 1, 2000, Governor Bob Taft requested design concepts from Ohioans for the state's quarter. The Governor established an 11-member Ohio Commemorative Quarter Program Committee that requested ideas from all Ohioans and received 7,289 submissions. The Committee's six favorite candidates were posted on its website for vote. Some 40,000 votes later, the top four concepts were submitted to the Mint. These include state symbols, aviation and aerospace, birthplace of aviation and the spirit of invention.

From the U.S. Mint's candidate designs, Governor Taft selected the "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers."

-- Content courtesy of the United States Mint

The finest Ohio 2002-P Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-69's.

The finest Ohio 2002-D Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 45 MS-68's.

The finest Ohio 2002-S Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRDC-70's. 

The finest Ohio 2002-S Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded by PCGS are 9 PRDC-70's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service