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

How Much Is My State Quarter, District of Columbia or U.S. Territories Quarter Worth?

By , About.com Guide

50 State Quarters, Washington DC and US Territories
Image Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, Ha.com

This guide is intended to give you an idea of how much your 50 State Quarters and District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters minted from 1999 to 2009 are worth.  The chart below provides average coin values based upon the condition of the coin.  Coins that show evidence of wear on them due to being used in commerce, are considered "circulated." If they were never used, then they are classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below illustrate examples of each condition.  Some coins are very valuable even in circulated condition. Note that you cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it. In fact, cleaned coins are worth considerable less and coin dealers can spot a cleaned coin immediately.  Therefore, please do not clean your coins.

Introduction to Coin Values

There are many factors that go into determining the value of your coins. First of all you must understand how the coin market works. If the coin dealer runs out of 1999 Delaware State Quarters, he cannot just call the mint and order more of them because the mint does not make coins dated 1999 anymore. The coin dealer must restock his inventory by buying coins from other coin 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 1999 Delaware State Quarter from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."

Market Analysis

State Quarters are still circulating and can be collected right out of your pocket change. Therefore, most circulated examples are only worth their face value of twenty-five cents.  Really nice uncirculated sets are worth slightly more.   But don't expect to walk in to a coin shop with a big jar of State Quarters and have the coin dealer dig through them to pull out the nice ones.  If you want top dollar for your State Quarter collection, you need to sort them and organize them so the dealer can quickly see what you have.

Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

The following State Quarters in any condition, are worth considerable more than commonly circulating State Quarters.  As such, these coins maybe frequently counterfeit or altered from common State Quarters.  Therefore, before you start celebrating your new found fortune, 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
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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
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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 Quarter Average Values

The following table lists the value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you) for your State Quarters. The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo above) followed by the value of an average circulated coin and the average value for an uncirculated one. These are approximate values and the actual offer that you will receive from a particular dealer 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. $0.50 2004-P Wisconsin F.V. $0.40
1999-D Delaware F.V. $0.40 2004-D Wisconsin F.V. $0.40
1999-P Pennsylvania F.V. $0.40 2004-D Wisconsin (Extra Leaf Low)  * $16.00 $28.00
1999-D Pennsylvania F.V. $0.40 2004-D Wisconsin (Extra Leaf High)  * $27.00 $40.00
1999-P New Jersey F.V. $0.40 2005-P California F.V. $0.30
1999-D New Jersey F.V. $0.40 2005-D California F.V. $0.50
1999-P Georgia F.V. $0.40 2005-P Minnesota F.V. $0.40
1999-D Georgia F.V. $0.40 2005-D Minnesota F.V. $0.40
1999-P Connecticut F.V. $0.30 2005-P Oregon F.V. $0.40
1999-D Connecticut F.V. $0.40 2005-D Oregon F.V. $0.40
2000-P Massachusetts F.V. $0.40 2005-P Kansas F.V. $0.40
2000-D Massachusetts F.V. $0.40 2005-D Kansas F.V. $0.50
2000-P Maryland F.V. $0.40 2005-P West Virginia F.V. $0.40
2000-D Maryland F.V. $0.40 2005-D West Virginia F.V. $0.40
2000-P South Carolina F.V. $0.40 2006-P Nevada F.V. $0.40
2000-D South Carolina F.V. $0.40 2006-D Nevada F.V. $0.40
2000-P New Hampshire F.V. $0.50 2006-P Nebraska F.V. $0.40
2000-D New Hampshire F.V. $0.40 2006-D Nebraska F.V. $0.50
2000-P Virginia F.V. $0.50 2006-P Colorado F.V. $0.40
2000-D Virginia F.V. $0.40 2006-D Colorado F.V. $0.40
2001-P New York F.V. $0.40 2006-P North Dakota F.V. $0.40
2001-D New York F.V. $0.30 2006-D North Dakota F.V. $0.50
2001-P North Carolina F.V. $0.40 2006-P South Dakota F.V. $0.50
2001-D North Carolina F.V. $0.40 2006-D South Dakota F.V. $0.40
2001-P Rhode Island F.V. $0.40 2007-P Montana F.V. $0.50
2001-D Rhode Island F.V. $0.40 2007-D Montana F.V. $0.50
2001-P Vermont F.V. $0.40 2007-P Washington F.V. $0.40
2001-D Vermont F.V. $0.40 2007-D Washington F.V. $0.50
2001-P Kentucky F.V. $0.40 2007-P Idaho F.V. $0.40
2001-D Kentucky F.V. $0.40 2007-D Idaho F.V. $0.40
2002-P Tennessee F.V. $0.40 2007-P Wyoming F.V. $0.40
2002-D Tennessee F.V. $0.50 2007-D Wyoming F.V. $0.40
2002-P Ohio F.V. $0.40 2007-P Utah F.V. $0.40
2002-D Ohio F.V. $0.40 2007-D Utah F.V. $0.40
2002-P Louisiana F.V. $0.40 2008-P Oklahoma F.V. $0.40
2002-D Louisiana F.V. $0.40 2008-D Oklahoma F.V. $0.50
2002-P Indiana F.V. $0.40 2008-P New Mexico F.V. $0.40
2002-D Indiana F.V. $0.50 2008-D New Mexico F.V. $0.40
2002-P Mississippi F.V. $0.40 2008-P Arizona F.V. $0.50
2002-D Mississippi F.V. $0.40 2008-D Arizona F.V. $0.50
2003-P Illinois F.V. $0.40 2008-P Alaska F.V. $0.50
2003-D Illinois F.V. $0.40 2008-D Alaska F.V. $0.50
2003-P Alabama F.V. $0.30 2008-P Hawaii F.V. $0.40
2003-D Alabama F.V. $0.40 2008-D Hawaii F.V. $0.40
2003-P Maine F.V. $0.40 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories
2003-D Maine F.V. $0.40 2009-P District Columbia F.V. $0.50
2003-P Missouri F.V. $0.40 2009-D District Columbia F.V. $0.40
2003-D Missouri F.V. $0.50 2009-P Puerto Rico F.V. $0.40
2003-P Arkansas F.V. $0.40 2009-D Puerto Rico F.V. $0.50
2003-D Arkansas F.V. $0.40 2009-P Guam F.V. $0.40
2004-P Michigan F.V. $0.40 2009-D Guam F.V. $0.50
2004-D Michigan F.V. $0.40 2009-P American Samoa F.V. $0.40
2004-P Florida F.V. $0.40 2009-D American Samoa F.V. $0.40
2004-D Florida F.V. $0.40 2009-P Virgin Islands F.V. $0.40
2004-P Texas F.V. $0.40 2009-D Virgin Islands F.V. $0.40
2004-D Texas F.V. $0.40 2009-P Northern Marianas F.V. $0.40
2004-P Iowa F.V. $0.40 2009-D Northern Marianas F.V. $0.40
2004-D Iowa F.V. $0.40

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

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

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