To commemorate the space shuttle Columbia , it is especially fitting that the U.S. Mint's Ohio State Quarter has been selected for this magnificent tribute. Celebrating the state of Ohio as the "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers", these brilliant, uncirculated coins have been beautifully transformed and colorized by The Merrick Mint into a compelling tribute to space exploration.
Many Americans don't realize that John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are among over 20 Astronauts that call Ohio home. In fact, four Ohio state quarters were placed aboard the Columbia's previous mission, two of which are now on display at the US Air Force Museum. This historic legal tender coin features vibrant, original color artwork of the Columbia powering upwards in flight on the front with the Wright Brothers' 1905 plane and a suited astronaut on the reverse.
Brilliant Uncirculated Condition Genuine legal tender struck by the U.S. Mint. Limited Edition Ohio U.S. State Quarter.
Comes in air-tight acrylic coin holder. Certificate of Authenticity included.