What Is the Value of Uncirculated State Quarters?

By Johnny Kampis
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The U.S. Mint released a series of quarters featuring each of the 50 states in the union between 1999 and 2008. Uncirculated examples can be valued at a premium over quarters that been used in circulation.

Identification

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Each quarter features George Washington on the front along with the words "United States of America" and "Quarter Dollar". The reverse has a different design for each state.

Composition

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The quarters are 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel on the outer layer and 100 percent pure copper in the inner core.

Size

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The quarters are 24 mm in diameter and weigh 5.67 grams.

Conditions

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A coin that is choice uncirculated (MS-63) has no wear and only light blemishes. One that is considered to be gem uncirculated (MS-63) has practically no flaws.

Values

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State quarters in MS-63 condition tend to be valued between 75 cents and $1.25 while those in MS-65 shape can be worth $1 to $2 as of 2009.