Released on March 11, 2002, this is the 17th coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the second released in 2002. Ohio, admitted into the Union on March 1, 1803, themed the coin, Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers. The coin highlights the state's contribution to the history of aviation. It features an early aircraft and an astronaut superimposed as a group on the outline of the state, and stars. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.