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50 State Silver Quarters

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:38

The 50 State Quarters program (Pub.L. 105-124, 111 Stat. 2534, enacted December 1, 1997) is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. Between 1999 and 2008, it featured each of the 50 individual U.S. states on unique designs for the reverse of the quarter.

The state quarter program

During the program, a new statehood quarter was released by the United States Mint every quintile, or 1/5th of a year (73 days, or ten weeks), meaning that five designs were released each year. Each quarter's reverse celebrated one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions and symbols, usually designed by a resident of that state and chosen by the state government.

The quarters are released in the same order that the states joined the Union. The obverse of each quarter is a slight redesign of the previous design of the quarter.

The statehood quarters program has become one of the most popular commemorative coin programs in United States history; the United States Mint has estimated that over one hundred million individuals have collected state quarters, either formally or informally.

By the end of 2008, all of the original 50 states quarters had been minted and released. The official total, according to the U.S. Mint, was 34,797,600,000 coins. The average per state design was 695,952,000 coins, but ranged all the way from Virginia's 1,594,616,000 to Oklahoma's 416,600,000, a difference by a factor of about 3.83. The average was skewed higher by a few states with very large mintage numbers, while the median state had a total of 580,500,000 coins. Only two states had a very close number of minted coins, Missouri and Wisconsin each with about 453,200,000 coins.

Mintage quantities

State


Denver
Philadelphia
Total

1999

Delaware
401,424,000
373,400,000
774,824,000

Pennsylvania
358,332,000
349,000,000
707,332,000

New Jersey
299,028,000
363,200,000
662,228,000

Georgia
488,744,000
451,188,000
939,932,000

Connecticut
657,880,000
688,744,000
1,346,624,000

1999 Totals
 
 
4,430,940,000

2000

Massachusetts
535,184,000
628,600,000
1,163,784,000

Maryland
556,532,000
678,200,000
1,234,732,000

South Carolina
566,208,000
742,576,000
1,308,784,000

New Hampshire
495,976,000
673,040,000
1,169,016,000

Virginia
651,616,000
943,000,000
1,594,616,000

2000 Totals
 
 
6,470,932,000

2001

New York
619,640,000
655,400,000
1,275,040,000

North Carolina
427,876,000
627,600,000
1,055,476,000

Rhode Island
447,100,000
423,000,000
870,100,000

Vermont
459,404,000
423,400,000
882,804,000

Kentucky
370,564,000
353,000,000
723,564,000

2001 Totals
 
 
4,806,984,000

2002

Tennessee
286,468,000
361,600,000
648,068,000

Ohio
414,832,000
217,200,000
632,032,000

Louisiana
402,204,000
362,000,000
764,204,000

Indiana
327,200,000
362,600,000
689,800,000

Mississippi
289,600,000
290,000,000
579,600,000

2002 Totals
 
 
3,313,704,000

2003

Illinois
237,400,000
225,800,000
463,200,000

Alabama
232,400,000
225,000,000
457,400,000

Maine
231,400,000
217,400,000
448,800,000

Missouri
228,200,000
225,000,000
453,200,000

Arkansas
229,800,000
228,000,000
457,800,000

2003 Totals
 
 
2,280,400,000

2004

Michigan
225,800,000
233,800,000
459,600,000

Florida
241,600,000
240,200,000
481,800,000

Texas
263,000,000
278,800,000
541,800,000

Iowa
251,400,000
213,800,000
465,200,000

Wisconsin
226,800,000
226,400,000
453,200,000

2004 Totals
 
 
2,401,600,000

2005

California
263,200,000
257,200,000
520,400,000

Minnesota
248,400,000
239,600,000
488,000,000

Oregon
404,000,000
316,200,000
720,200,000

Kansas
300,000,000
264,400,000
563,400,000

West Virginia
356,200,000
365,400,000
721,600,000

2005 Totals
 
 
3,013,600,000

2006

Nevada
312,800,000
277,000,000
589,800,000

Nebraska
273,000,000
318,000,000
591,000,000

Colorado
294,200,000
274,800,000
569,000,000

North Dakota
359,000,000
305,800,000
664,800,000

South Dakota
265,800,000
245,000,000
510,800,000

2006 Totals
 
 
2,925,400,000

2007

Montana
256,240,000
257,000,000
513,240,000

Washington
280,000,000
265,200,000
545,200,000

Idaho
286,800,000
294,600,000
581,400,000

Wyoming
320,800,000
243,600,000
564,400,000

Utah
253,200,000
255,000,000
508,200,000

2007 Totals
 
 
2,712,440,000

2008

Oklahoma
194,600,000
222,000,000
416,600,000

New Mexico
244,400,000
244,200,000
488,600,000

Arizona
265,000,000
244,600,000
509,600,000

Alaska
254,000,000
251,800,000
505,800,000

Hawaii
263,600,000
254,000,000
517,600,000

2008 Totals
 
 
2,438,200,000

2009

District of Columbia
88,800,000
83,600,000
172,400,000

Puerto Rico
53,000,000
86,000,000
139,000,000

Guam
42,600,000
45,000,000
87,600,000

American Samoa
39,600,000
42,600,000
82,200,000

US Virgin Islands
41,000,000
41,000,000
82,000,000

Northern Mariana Islands
37,600,000
35,200,000
72,800,000

State Quarters Value

Are State Quarters Worth More Than Face-Value?

Only if they are mint/proof sets that might be worth more than face value in the future. But for regular and circulated coins they have face value only.