The 50 State Quarter Program continued in 2002 with the next five designs of the series. Coins were issued honoring Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi. Several of the quarters featured collections of symbols related to their respective State. This became a popular way of designing State Quarters to highlight the various aspects of a state.
You can view detailed information about each quarter including large size images, mintages, and design descriptions by following the links.
Tennessee State Quarter
The Tennessee Quarter was the sixteenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 2, 2002 and celebrates the State’s rich musical heritage. Three instruments are included which each represent a different type of music, the fiddle, trumpet, and guitar.
Ohio State Quarter
The Ohio Quarter was the seventeenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on March 11, 2002 and features an astronaut and an early aircraft. Both Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright were both born in Ohio making the state the birthplace of aviation pioneers.
Louisiana State Quarter
The Louisiana Quarter was the eighteenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on May 20, 2002 and incorporates many distinctive symbols of the state. This includes the Louisiana Purchase from France, the trumpet for jazz, and the state bird Pelican.
Indiana State Quarter
The Indiana Quarter was the nineteenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on August 2, 2002 and features a race car. Indiana is home of the famous Indianapolis 500 car race. This is the oldest auto race in the world.
Mississippi State Quarter
The Mississippi Quarter was the twentieth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on October 15, 2002 and features the magnolia. The magnolia is the state flower. It can have blossoms as wide as 15 inches across.