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50 State Quarters, District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Coin Prices

How Much Should I Pay For a State Quarter?

By , About.com Guide

XXXXX Image Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

This guide is intended to give you an idea of how much you should pay to a coin dealer to purchase a 50 State Quarters, District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters minted between 1999 to 2009 .  The catalog prices below provides average coin prices dealers charge based upon the condition of the coin.  If the coin has wear on it from being used in commerce, it considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below illustrate examples of each condition.

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Introduction to Coin Prices

There are many factors that go into determining the price that a dealer charges for coins. An understanding of how the coin market works will help you. If the coin dealer runs out of 2005-P Minnesota State Quarters, he cannot just call the mint and order more of them because the mint does not make coins dated 2005 anymore. The coin dealer must replenish his supply by buying coins from other dealers or people off the street. What he pays you for that coin is known as the "wholesale price" or "value." If you want to buy that 2005-P Minnesota State Quarter from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."

Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

The following State Quarters in any grade, are worth considerable more than common State Quarters.  As such, these coins maybe frequently counterfeit or altered from common State Quarters.  Therefore, before you start celebrating your new found riches, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

  • 2004-D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low
  • 2004-D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High
2004-D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Varieties
2004-D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Varieties
Click on the photos above for a larger image.
Photos courtesy of Teletrade Coin Auctions, www.teletrade.com

Condition or Grade Examples

State Quarter Average Circulated Condition Circulated State Quarter Average Uncirculated Condition Uncirculated
Click on the photos above for a larger image.
Photos courtesy of Teletrade Coin Auctions, www.teletrade.com

Mint Marks

State Quarters were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).  As illustrated in the picture below, the mint mark is located on the obverse side of the coin to the right of George Washington's ponytail and below the motto "In God We Trust".

50 State Quarter mint mark location
Mint Mark Location
Images Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, Ha.com

State and U.S. Territory Quarters Average Prices

The following table lists the price (what you can expect to pay a dealer) for you to obtain a State or U.S. Territory Quarter. The first column lists the date, mint mark (see the photo above) and state/territory followed by the price of an average circulated ("Avg Circ") coin and the average price for an uncirculated ("Avg Unc") one. These are approximate values and the actual price that a particular dealer charges will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors.

Date Avg Circ Avg Unc Date Avg Circ Avg Unc
1999-P Delaware F.V. $1.00 2004-P Wisconsin F.V. $1.00
1999-D Delaware F.V. $1.00 2004-D Wisconsin F.V. $1.00
1999-P Pennsylvania F.V. $1.00 2004-D Wisconsin (Extra Leaf Low) * $31.00 $85.00
1999-D Pennsylvania F.V. $1.00 2004-D Wisconsin (Extra Leaf High) * $51.00 $112.00
1999-P New Jersey F.V. $1.00 2005-P California F.V. $1.00
1999-D New Jersey F.V. $1.00 2005-D California F.V. $1.00
1999-P Georgia F.V. $1.00 2005-P Minnesota F.V. $1.00
1999-D Georgia F.V. $1.00 2005-D Minnesota F.V. $1.00
1999-P Connecticut F.V. $1.00 2005-P Oregon F.V. $1.00
1999-D Connecticut F.V. $1.00 2005-D Oregon F.V. $1.00
2000-P Massachusetts F.V. $1.00 2005-P Kansas F.V. $1.00
2000-D Massachusetts F.V. $1.00 2005-D Kansas F.V. $1.00
2000-P Maryland F.V. $1.00 2005-P West Virginia F.V. $1.00
2000-D Maryland F.V. $1.00 2005-D West Virginia F.V. $1.00
2000-P South Carolina F.V. $1.00 2006-P Nevada F.V. $1.00
2000-D South Carolina F.V. $1.00 2006-D Nevada F.V. $1.00
2000-P New Hampshire F.V. $1.00 2006-P Nebraska F.V. $1.00
2000-D New Hampshire F.V. $1.00 2006-D Nebraska F.V. $1.00
2000-P Virginia F.V. $1.00 2006-P Colorado F.V. $1.00
2000-D Virginia F.V. $1.00 2006-D Colorado F.V. $1.00
Date Avg Circ Avg Unc Date Avg Circ Avg Unc
2001-P New York F.V. $1.00 2006-P North Dakota F.V. $1.00
2001-D New York F.V. $1.00 2006-D North Dakota F.V. $1.00
2001-P North Carolina F.V. $1.00 2006-P South Dakota F.V. $1.00
2001-D North Carolina F.V. $1.00 2006-D South Dakota F.V. $1.00
2001-P Rhode Island F.V. $1.00 2007-P Montana F.V. $1.00
2001-D Rhode Island F.V. $1.00 2007-D Montana F.V. $1.00
2001-P Vermont F.V. $1.00 2007-P Washington F.V. $1.00
2001-D Vermont F.V. $1.00 2007-D Washington F.V. $1.00
2001-P Kentucky F.V. $1.00 2007-P Idaho F.V. $1.00
2001-D Kentucky F.V. $1.00 2007-D Idaho F.V. $1.00
2002-P Tennessee F.V. $1.00 2007-P Wyoming F.V. $1.00
2002-D Tennessee F.V. $1.00 2007-D Wyoming F.V. $1.00
2002-P Ohio F.V. $1.00 2007-P Utah F.V. $1.00
2002-D Ohio F.V. $1.00 2007-D Utah F.V. $1.00
2002-P Louisiana F.V. $1.00 2008-P Oklahoma F.V. $1.00
2002-D Louisiana F.V. $1.00 2008-D Oklahoma F.V. $1.00
2002-P Indiana F.V. $1.00 2008-P New Mexico F.V. $1.00
2002-D Indiana F.V. $1.00 2008-D New Mexico F.V. $1.00
Date Avg Circ Avg Unc Date Avg Circ Avg Unc
2002-P Mississippi F.V. $1.00 2008-P Arizona F.V. $1.00
2002-D Mississippi F.V. $1.00 2008-D Arizona F.V. $1.00
2003-P Illinois F.V. $1.00 2008-P Alaska F.V. $1.00
2003-D Illinois F.V. $1.00 2008-D Alaska F.V. $1.00
2003-P Alabama F.V. $1.00 2008-P Hawaii F.V. $1.00
2003-D Alabama F.V. $1.00 2008-D Hawaii F.V. $1.00
2003-P Maine F.V. $1.00 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories
2003-D Maine F.V. $1.00 2009-P District Columbia F.V. $1.00
2003-P Missouri F.V. $1.00 2009-D District Columbia F.V. $1.00
2003-D Missouri F.V. $1.00 2009-P Puerto Rico F.V. $1.00
2003-P Arkansas F.V. $1.00 2009-D Puerto Rico F.V. $1.00
2003-D Arkansas F.V. $1.00 2009-P Guam F.V. $1.00
2004-P Michigan F.V. $1.00 2009-D Guam F.V. $1.00
2004-D Michigan F.V. $1.00 2009-P American Samoa F.V. $1.00
2004-P Florida F.V. $1.00 2009-D American Samoa F.V. $1.00
2004-D Florida F.V. $1.00 2009-P Virgin Islands F.V. $1.00
2004-P Texas F.V. $1.00 2009-D Virgin Islands F.V. $1.00
2004-D Texas F.V. $1.00 2009-P Northern Marianas F.V. $1.00
2004-P Iowa F.V. $1.00 2009-D Northern Marianas F.V. $1.00
2004-D Iowa F.V. $1.00

* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.
F.V. = Face Value

These prices have been compiled through my personal analysis of the coin market, referencing publications such as Numismatic News, Coin World, "The Official Red Book; A Guide Book of U.S. Coins," published auction results and consulting with various coin dealers.

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