Sunday, February 21, 2010

Review: State quarters - North Carolina

North Carolina gets this one right. Even though the state has a lot of things going for it -- the status of being one of the the first thirteen states, a rich history, a nice sports tradition, a flag that could be as cool as the Texas flag (hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery) -- the designers for this quarter chose to pick one thing and one thing only to concentrate on. And they made sure it was one really cool thing.

The first true airplane flight.

Good job! If your state is home to something as cool as the first flight of the Wright brothers, something as historically significant as nailing the ability to get a heavy machine moving in such a way that it takes flight and forever changes the way the human race travels, you'd be a fool not to play it up! And play it up you did.

Nicely done, North Carolina.

Overall rating - 4 - Better

Next up: Rhode Island

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