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2000 Quarter Value (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” and “P” Mint Marks)

2000 Quarter Value (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” and “P” Mint Marks)

The Year 2000 was an auspicious one for lots of different reasons. It was the start of a new century and a new millennium, so it felt like a fresh beginning for certain countries and cultures. But to lots more people, it felt like just another day, another week, another year. Still, the myth adds premiums to coins from that date. Let’s look at the 2000 Quarter Value.

2000 Quarter Value Chart

Mint Mark Uncirculated

(MS 60)

Mint State

(MS 65)

Proof

(PR / PF 65)

2000-P

Quarter Value

$0.67 $2.28 No P-Proofs
2000-S Clad

Quarter Value

$0.25 $0.85 $3.30
2000-S Silver Quarter Value $0.25 $0.85 $10.76
2000-D Quarter Value $0.67 $2.28 No D-Proofs

 

History of the 2000 Quarter

When people think of numismatics and coin reselling, they assume you have to look at coins that are 100 years old – ideally older. But the US Mint can make decent profits selling SMS, proofs, and commemorative coins, so they often try to encourage new collectors. In 1993, the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee (CCCAC) was launched in December.

Among other things, it wanted to start a program of 50 State Quarters that would honor every American State. But the Treasury Department was against it because it felt excessive. Still, by 1995, the idea got the go-ahead, and despite continued opposition from the Treasury, it netted $3B plus an extra $136M in seignorage. It ran every 10 weeks from 1999 to 2008.

 

Features of the 2000 Quarter

The main difference between Washington Quarters is the direction of George Washington’s gaze. On some coins, he faces left. On others, he faces right. Let’s analyze the 2000 design. The wording on the coin is called a motto or a legend and the image is called the device. The background of the coin is called the field. It’s often empty but might have design elements.

The Obverse of the 2000 Quarter

The Obverse of the 2000 Quarter

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The obverse (heads side) of the 2000 Quarter wasn’t that different from other Washington Quarters. It still used the left-facing profile done by John Flanagan, with a few tweaks by William Cousins. This meant the shoulder cut-off had two sets of initials – JF and WC. To make room for the busy reverse designs, some elements of the Quarter were moved forward.

Our nation’s name and the coin denomination are usually on the back, but they were brought to the front instead, with United States of America at the top and Quarter Dollar at the bottom. Liberty was moved from the top to the left, near Washington’s Adam’s apple. In God We Trust was moved from left to right, above the mint mark. The date shifted to the back.

The Reverse of the 2000 Quarter

The Reverse of the 2000 Quarter

While every 2000 Quarter reverse seems unique, the tails sides of these coins did have a discernible pattern. Each state had the leeway to pick its own representative imagery, but they couldn’t use state flags, living humans, or busts of dead people (i.e. head + shoulders).

But the general pattern was to put the state name at the top followed by the year it either joined to US Union or ratified the federal constitution. At the bottom, the coin had the mint date and the motto E Pluribus Unum. But the central designs were mixed, as shown below.

State Name Year it Joined

the Union

Coin

Reverse

Designer

Position of Designer’s

Initials

Device

Description

 

Massachusetts

 

1788

 

Thomas D. Rogers

 

TDR, Mid-Left, Under the State Outline

Device: Minute Man Statue and State Outline

 

 

Legend: The Bay State

 

Maryland

 

1788

 

Thomas D. Rogers

 

TDR, Lower Right, Under the White Oak Cluster

Device:  Maryland State House Dome, White Oak Clusters on Either Side of the Dome

 

Legends: The Old State Line

 

South Carolina

 

1788

 

Thomas D. Rogers

 

TDR, Lower Right, Under the Cabbage Palmetto Tree

Device: State Bird (Carolina Wren), Tree (Cabbage Palmetto), Flower (Yellow Jessamine), and Outline

 

Legend: The Palmetto State

 

 

New Hampshire

 

 

1788

 

 

William Cousins

 

 

WC, Lower Right, Under the State Outline

Device: Old Man of the Mountain on the Right, Nine Stars on the Left

 

Legends: Live Free or Die on the Left, Old Man of the Mountain on the Right

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

 

1788

 

 

 

Edgar Z. Steever

 

 

EZS, Lower Right, Towards the Bottom of the Water Line

Device: Three Ships – Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery

 

Legends: Jamestown 1607 to 2007 on the upper left, Quadricentennial Under the Ocean

Other Features of the 2000 Quarter

The 2000 Quarter was 24.26mm in diameter and 1.75mm thick, with 119 reeds along its edge. It had a silver sheen, but most of the coins were made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel and weighed 5.67g. The center of the coin was pure copper, while the outer portions were 75% copper and 25% nickel aka the Johnson Sandwich, which was first used in 1965.

This sandwich was named for President Lyndon Johnson and was introduced to battle coin shortages by taking the silver out of US currency. At the time, citizens were hoarding and melting silver coins for bullion because the spot price of silver was so high. But the mint still made some silver proofs in 90% silver and 10% copper. These silver quarters weighed 6.25g.

 

2000 Quarter Value Guide

The late 90s and early 2000s were busy years for Washington Quarters. The same design was used from 1932 to 1998, followed by over 120 designs between 1999 and 2025. In 2000, five state quarters were released, plus two proof variants for each one, making a total of 20 coin variants. So to make things easier, we’ll discuss these quarters by their minting location.

2000-D Quarter Value

2000-D Quarter Value

The following State Quarters were made at the Denver Mint in 2000, all with D Mint Marks:

  • Massachusetts – 535,184,000
  • Maryland – 556,532,000
  • South Carolina – 566,208,000
  • New Hampshire – 495,976,000
  • Virginia – 651,616,000

Let’s start with the South Carolina Quarter. 2000-Ds are worth $14 in MS 67 and $31 in MS 68. In mid-May 2018, a 2000-P New Hampshire Quarter in MS 68 was $432 while a sample in the same grade was $780. Meanwhile, a 2000-D Virginia Quarter in MS 68 was $940.

2000-P Quarter Value

In 2000, the Philadelphia Mint coined the following State Quarters with the P Mint Mark:

  • Massachusetts – 628,600,000
  • Maryland – 556,532,000
  • South Carolina – 742,576,000
  • New Hampshire – 673,040,000
  • Virginia – 943,000,000

As a value estimate, 2000-P MS 67 South Carolina Quarters are quite common, and only worth about $10. MS 68 is rarer and can go for $20 to $30, with a verified 2020 sale at $27. Only one South Carolina MS 69 PL Quarter is known, and it sold for $3,523 back in 2018.

The PL means Proof-Like since the coin is highly reflective but wasn’t coined on a pre-burnished planchet. A 2000-P Massachusetts Quarter graded MS 69 sold for $3,760, also in 2019. Only these two MS 69s are known, but you can easily find cheaper MS 68s in coin rolls.

2000-S Clad Quarter Value

2000-S Clad Quarter Value

In 2000, the San Francisco Mint made both clad and silver proofs. The word proof doesn’t describe their condition – it explains how they were made. All coins are made from blanks called planchets. But unlike business strikes aka circulating coins, proofs are made on a pre-polished planchet with chemically treated dies to ensure mirrored fields and frosted devices.

People mistakenly assume they’re valuable because they’re so shiny. But because they’re always slabbed, you can find thousands in high grades, and this excess volume means they don’t fetch as much in secondary markets. Still, to avoid hoarding, the mint made the same number of proof coins for every state while business strike coin volumes were market driven.

  • Massachusetts – 4,020,172
  • Maryland – 4,020,172
  • South Carolina – 4,020,172
  • New Hampshire – 4,020,172
  • Virginia – 4,020,172

A 2000-S Clad SC Quarter in the highest possible grade of PR 70 DCAM is only worth $20.

2000-S Silver Quarter Value

Apart from clad proofs, the mint also made silver proof State Quarters that were 90% silver and 10% copper. They’re only worth more than clad proofs because of their silver melt value.

  • Massachusetts – 965,421
  • Maryland – 965,421
  • South Carolina – 965,421
  • New Hampshire – 965,421
  • Virginia – 965,421

The highest grade for proof coins is PR 70 DCAM, and a 2000-S Silver SC sold for only $52.

Related Post: 17 Most Valuable Modern Quarters Worth Money

 

2000 Quarter Errors

The 50 States Quarter program was initiated to invite younger citizens into coin collecting, a fairly profitable business for the US Mint. It was also intended to encourage state patriotism. But since 2000 wasn’t that long ago, these coins haven’t acquired much value yet. That said, error coins can be quite expensive, so let’s look at some common ones.

2000-P Quarter Struck Off-Centre

Coin making starts with an epoxy Galvano mold which makes the master hub. This hub strikes a master die, which forms a working hub, which then makes working dies. Finally, these working dies make coins. Each stage involves multiple strikes, so misalignment causes doubling, tripling, or off-center errors. An SC off-center is $100, and an NH is $150 to $195.

2000-P Quarter Double Strike Off-Centre

The misalignment we’ve just described can occur when the die or planchet shifts between strikes. If it happens during the first strike like we saw above, part of the coin stays blank. If it’s on the second strike, you get a double-struck error that is sometimes off-center. In mid-mint states (MS 64 to 66), 20% off-center is $700, 40% is $350 to $430, and 50% is $630.

2000-D South Carolina Quarter Struck 9 Times on Aluminium

Usually, a coin is struck three or four times by both dies to make sure all the details are clear. So it’s strange to find a coin that was struck nine times! Plus, it was struck on a jagged piece of aluminum scrap rather than a perfectly spherical planchet. This error combination in MS 63 made the coin worth more than $3,000! It’s quite a visible error, but watch your fingers!

2000-P South Carolina Quarter Multi Struck on Feeder Finger

Once hubbing and die-making are complete, planchet sheets with the right metal mix are punched into discs of suitable sizes and denominations, then loaded into a hopper and fed onto the die belt. If a coin gets stuck or stalled, this jamming can lead to overlapping designs. This 1.5g coin got stuck and imprinted on the feeder finger, and in MS 64, it’s worth $2,640.

2000-P South Carolina Quarter 50% Obverse Clad Layer Split

As we’ve mentioned, the 2000 Quarter is a clad coin with copper at the core and cupronickel on the outside aka the Johnson Sandwich. On this coin, the front plating on the lower half of the coin didn’t take, causing some instantly recognizable split layering. The lower half has a sweet red tone with the top half shines silver, and in MS 64, this State Quarter sold for $381.

2000-P Quarter with Clad Layer Missing

The previous Half Clad Obverse was worth around $400, so what’s it worth when the whole clad layer is missing on either side? On these coins, the copper surface is fully exposed on one side, and the missing layer likely occurred at the planchet stage. An MS 63 SC missing reverse is $253, an MS 64 MA reverse is $402, and an MS 64 MD missing obverse is $335.

2000-P Maryland Quarter Struck on a 10c Planchet

Most contemporary dimes, quarters, and half dollars are made from clad Johnson Sandwich planchets, so they often get mixed up at the mint. This leads to multiple wrong planchet errors (when the disc is blank) and double denomination errors (when the coin is already struck).  You can tell by weighing the coin. This quarter struck on a dime is worth $6,320.

2000-P Maryland Quarter Struck on a 5c Planchet

There are two main ways to spot wrong planchet errors. We mentioned the first method above – weighing the coin. But you can also check the rims to see if any of the words or visuals are cut off. The 5g planchet used was a nickel, and while it’s not one of the Johnsons, it’s 75% copper and 25% nickel so it looks silver. It’s $700 in AU 58 and $1,902.50 in MS 67.

2000-P New Hampshire Quarter Double Struck and Damaged

A double-struck coin might have visibly overlapping words and images from the die hitting twice at different spots. Or the coin may be re-struck while it’s partially off the belt, so its details may be marred in the process. On this New Hampshire Quarter, the front overlapped while the right reverse got mashed and visibly deformed. In AU 55, the coin sold for $300.

2000-P New Hampshire Quarter Double Struck and Rotated

To ensure all US coins remain upright when you flip them vertically, they’re minted in a 180° head-to-tails configuration. But sometimes, if the planchet moves between strikes, the angle might misalign on one side. This double-struck quarter rotated during the second strike, so the design shifted significantly, on both the obverse and reverse. In MS 64, it sold for $320.

2000-P South Carolina Quarter Obverse and Reverse Struck Thru

Here’s an unusual error that popped up on both sides of the coin. The reverse and obverse were both blocked by foreign objects, sometimes called a brockage or die cap error, and as a result, the imprint on the front is blurry while the reverse visuals are almost blank. Chances are the previous coin jammed inside the machine, capping the reverse die. It’s worth $130.

2000-P Virginia Quarter Die Adjustment Error

When you see a mint error on a coin, its cause might be ambiguous. For example, a partially blank planchet might be caused by a brockage, a strike-through, a mated die cap, or – as in this case – a die adjustment error. Having the coin formally graded by ANACS, NGC, or PCGS can give you clarity and accurate pricing. And in MS 62, this die adjustment is $125.

2000-P Massachusetts Quarter Overstruck Off-Centre on a 1999-P Georgia Quarter

This is the priciest mint error we’ve seen so far. It’s not technically a double denomination error because they’re both 25c coins. But this 2000-P Massachusetts Quarter was somehow struck off-center on a 1999-P Georgia Quarter. You can see Massachusetts overlapping with Georgia, and both devices are visible. ANACS rated it MS 64, and it sold for $12,075 in 2007.

2000-P Quarter 21% Straight Clip + 30% Off-Centre

Coins that have more than one error can be double to even triple their resale price. On this coin, the 30% off-center isn’t that exciting, though it’s quite distinct. On top of that, the bit that would have stayed blank also got sliced straight across, giving the coin a ¾ circle shape that looks awesome on display! A VA in MS 66 is $960 while an MA in MS 60 is $373.50.

2000-P Virginia Quarter Overstruck on a 2000 (P) Lincoln Cent

This overstrike double denomination error is hard to miss! It happened on two coins from the same year – a 2000-P Virginia Quarter and a 2000 (P) Lincoln Cent. In MS 66, these flipped-off-centre visuals show the Lincoln Memorial over Washington’s face on the front, as Lincoln’s face obscures the ships on the back. The double denomination error was $15,600!

2000-P Quarter Obverse Muled on a 2000-P State Quarter

A mule error is when the front of one coin is stamped onto the back of another coin. It can be hard to confirm which coin is which, so you may need to have them officially graded. This 2000 Sacagawea Dollar reverse was muled on a 2000-P State Quarter, though it’s unclear which one. The gilded mule error was graded MS 67, and in 2018, it auctioned for 192,000!

 

FAQs About the 2000 Quarter

Is a 2000 Quarter Worth Any Money?

Lots of these coins are still in circulation, so MS 68s aren’t worth much, but an MS 69 could hit $3,500 in 2019. But valuable errors like a Sacagawea Dollar muled with a State Quarter easily sold for $190,000 back in 2018, and at least 17 samples had been graded at the time.