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2000 Quarter Value: are “P”, “D”, “S” mint mark worth money?

Marking the start of a new century and millennium, the year 2000 was a massive year for the world. And people wanted different ways to honor and remember these changes in the future. At the same time, the US quarter was part of a commemorative series honoring all 50 states of the Union.

Even though the 2000 quarter is still relatively young, this article will show you that it still promises potentially significant value at auction. Regardless of the variation you collected, we’ll explore everything from the coin’s deep history and unique features and show examples of previous auctions to explain its value.

2000 Quarter Details

2000 Quarter Details

  • Category: Washington quarter-dollar coin, 50 States Quarter Program
  • Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
  • Total Mintage: 6,374,191,965
  • Obverse designer: Varied
  • Reverse designer: Varied
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Diameter: 3 mm
  • Thickness: 75 mm
  • Composition: Copper (91.67%), Nickel (8.33%) 
  • Weight: 67 grams (silver proof – 6.25 grams)
  • Face Value: $0.25

The 2000 quarter series forms part of a much larger celebration of the United States of America. In 1996, Congress passed a commemorative coins act, which sought to represent five States each year on special commemorative quarters.

Each coin’s reverse would represent a different aspect of the state from 1999 to 2008. The obverse would still retain the original Washington quarter designed by John Flanagan (albeit slightly shrunk).

2000 saw five new states celebrated on coins, including Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia.

Over 6.3 billion quarters were minted in 2000, meaning the coins are widespread throughout America today and still circulating.

Typical of other quarters throughout history, the 2000 coin had a reeded (ridged) edge that made counterfeiting coins incredibly hard. They were made in three locations across America, including Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.

The coins were made of 91.67% copper and nickel (8.33%), making them lightweight and long-lasting. A unique line of Silver-proof coins, minted in San Francisco, was made of 90% silver and weighed a heavier amount of 6/25 grams.

Because of their high production numbers and relatively recent production date, the 2000 quarter is typically worth its face value. Outstanding coins can sell for 69 cents, with uncirculated coins valued at $4.63 or more.

But don’t throw out your loose change just yet – as with any collectible, the 2000 quarter has enormous potential. Certain coins with unique errors, colorations, and faults or that may be seen as being in pristine condition have gone on to sell for hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars at auction.

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Value chart

2000 Quarter Value Chart

Mint Mark Good Fine Extremely Fine Uncirculated
2000 P Quarter $0.25 $0.25 $0.69 $4.63
2000 D Quarter $0.25 $0.25 $0.69 $4.63
2000 S Quarter $0.25 $0.25 $0.69 $4.63
2000 S Proof Quarter $15

Below is a quick guide to the four most common value categories:

  • Good –despite their name, good coins are often damaged and worn, with only their lettering and type easy to read. The coin design can have significant damage.
  • Fine – these coins have clear lettering and minor details in the coin design, but there are obvious signs of wear and tear.
  • Extremely fine – the coin has some impressive, minute details on the coin designs, but most of these are only visible under a magnifying glass.
  • Uncirculated – this coin has only trace amounts of handling, even on the highest points of the coin surface. It will also have over half its original sheen, and much of the detailing will be visible without equipment.

2000 Quarter Value and Varieties Guides

Because the Washington quarter changes design frequently, we will categorize each coin by where it was produced.

2000 P Washington Quarter value

2000 P Washington Quarter value

  • Type: Washington series
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mint mark: P
  • Place of minting: Philadelphia
  • Year of minting: 2000
  • Face value: $0.25
  • $ Price: $0.25 – $4.63
  • Quantity produced: 3,543,748,000
  • Designer: Varied
  • Composition: Copper (91.67%), Nickel (8.33%) 
  • Mass: 67 grams
  • Diameter:3 mm

Philadelphia easily produced the most quarters in 2000, at an unprecedented 3.5 billion. You can quickly identify if you own one of these coins by the signature ‘P’ mint mark on the coin’s obverse.

Below is a breakdown of each specific State coin:

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

Understandably, with such a massive number of coins, most of which are still in circulation, the face value of 2000 P quarters is quite often at face value. The coin can fetch $4 or more if it is well-cared for.

Certain coins have exceeded market expectations, including this 2000 Maryland quarter made in Philadelphia, which sold for $77 in 2022. The quarters usually need some unique error or fault to sell any higher.

2000 D Washington Quarter value

2000 D Washington Quarter value


  • Type: Washington series
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mint mark: D
  • Place of minting: Denver
  • Year of minting: 2000
  • Face value: $0.25
  • $ Price: $0.25 – $4.63
  • Quantity produced: 2,805,516,000
  • Designer: Varied
  • Composition: Copper (91.67%), Nickel (8.33%) 
  • Mass: 67 grams
  • Diameter:3 mm

If your 2000 quarter has a small ‘D’ letter on its obverse, then that tells you that you have a Denver-minted coin. Denver produced all five State coins in huge numbers, including:

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

Generally speaking, with over 2 billion coins made, the 2000 D quarter is regarded as relatively common, and typically we don’t sell very much unless in pristine condition. An uncirculated coin usually averages about $4-$5.

Because of their massive significance to their respective states, some collectors are prepared to pay more for a specific coin. For example, this 2000 D Massachusetts quarter sold above auction estimates at $26 in 2002, showing that generic coins can make a modest profit.

2000 S-Clad Proof Washington Quarter value

2000 S-Clad Proof Washington Quarter value


  • Type: Washington series
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mint mark: S
  • Place of minting: San Francisco
  • Year of minting: 2000
  • Face value: $0.25
  • $ Price: $0.25 – $4.63
  • Quantity produced: 20,100,860
  • Designer: Varied
  • Composition: Copper (91.67%), Nickel (8.33%) 
  • Mass: 67 grams
  • Diameter:3 mm

San Francisco created two types of 2000 quarters, both aimed with collectors in mind. The S-clad proofs were high-quality coins specially made with dyes and polish to give off an expensive, luxurious mirrored sheen.

Although much lower than Denver and Philadelphia’s production numbers, San Francisco still produced over 20 million quarter proofs, meaning that although they are collectible, there are too many in circulation to make them that valuable.

Below is the listed number of coins made:

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

On average, they are similar to P and D quarters, valued at around $4.67. Some auctions sold well above this amount were unique in that they included all 5 State coins. This auction from 2013 sold at $293.75, for example, increased the premium per coin to $58.

2000 S-Silver Proof Washington Quarter value

2000 S-Clad Proof Washington Quarter value


  • Type: Washington series
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mint mark: S
  • Place of minting: San Francisco
  • Year of minting: 2000
  • Face value: $0.25
  • $ Price: $15
  • Quantity produced: 4,827,105
  • Designer: Varied
  • Composition: Silver (90%), Copper (10%) 
  • Mass: 25 grams
  • Diameter:3 mm

The final series of 2000 quarters is the S-Silver proof series. These coins were unique for several reasons. Firstly, they were made using 90% silver, making them much heavier than other 2000 quarters.

This high-quality silver made the coins particularly expensive and worth more at auction primarily because of their increased melt value. The San Francisco mint produced a much smaller quantity of silver proofs, further adding to their collectability. The records include the following:

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

Despite being aimed at collectors, the sheer amount of silver proofs made (4.8 million) means the coins are still relatively easy to find in the wild. And because they are proofs, they are only sold in uncirculated and mint condition.

That said, there are rare instances where 2000-quarter silver proofs are deemed “perfect” and can sell for as high as $83 at auction per coin. These new coins are scarce, though.

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2000 Quarter History

The 2000 quarter is part of the iconic Washington quarter series and a government initiative to help celebrate all 50 member states of the USA.

Initially created in 1932, the Washington quarter celebrated the bicentenary of the USA’s first president, George Washington. The coin’s obverse, which has remained consistent throughout the series, was designed by John Flanagan, who used Jean-Antoine Houdon’s bust of George Washington to inspire the scene.

Initially, the quarters were composed of fine silver. That is, until 1965, the price of silver made coin production too expensive. The US Mint ordered quarter coins to switch to copper and nickel to reduce costs. Coins became cheaper to make, lighter, but still long-lasting.

The coin remained largely the same until 1996 when Congress passed the United States Commemorative Coins Act. Each state would be honored with a unique quarter, with five coins released every year.

To accommodate designs, the bust of Washington was reduced slightly. It’s estimated that the US government made over $e billion profit from the program. By 2021, once all States had been featured, the coin’s design reverted to its original form.

Below are brief explanations of what the five-quarter coins of 2000 depicted:

1. Massachusetts

Admitted into the Union on February 6th, 1788, the Massachusetts quarter featured a soldier set during the Revolutionary War. Designed by Thomas D. Rogers, the scene depicts the ‘minuteman’ solider, where a citizen could be called to fight with a minute’s notice to prepare, with the words ‘The Bay State’ included.

2. Maryland

Admitted on April 28th, 1788, Maryland’s quarter highlights the Maryland State House, which was the site where the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War was signed. Designed by Thomas D. Rodgers, the scene features the text ‘The Old Line State’ surrounded by white oak branches.

3. South Carolina

Admitted on May 23rd, 1788, the South Carolina quarter uses the state bird, flower, and tree in its design, including the Carolina wren, the Yellow Jessamine, and the Palmetto tree. The coin is designed by Thomas D. Rogers and features the phrase ‘The Palmetto State.’

4. New Hampshire

Admitted into the Union on June 21st, New Hampshire’s quarter design features the state motto ‘Live Free or Die, and features an image of the state monument and natural phenomenon known as ‘The Old Man of the Mountain,’ designed by William Cousins.

5. Virginia

Admitted into the Union on June 25th, 1788, the Virginia quarter featured the images of three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, which brought the first English settlers to Jamestown. It was designed by Edgar Z. Steever and had the name and date ‘Jamestown 1607-2007’ included.

2000 quarter grading

Given the huge variety in design and production, it’s not easy to grade your 2000 quarter properly. Below is a quick guide to get started:

List of 2000 Quarter Errors

The true potential of 2000 quarters is their errors. A simple fault can utterly transform the coin’s value into the hundreds or even thousands.

Below are the most common errors and some example sales:

1. 2000 Quarter on different coin size

2000 Quarter on different coin size


The first, and potentially most valuable error, is when someone stamps a 2000-quarter design on a coin of different size and value. These are incredibly rare, especially if the coin’s details and design have other errors, too.

This 2000 P Maryland quarter sold for an astounding $1,495 in 2006, proving the potential for these coins to exceed all market expectations.

2. 2000 Quarter with clad errors

2000 Quarter with clad errors


A clad error was when the outer layer of nickel did not take to the copper. The result can be vibrant discoloration, weight, texture, and shape changes.

Clad errors can increase the 2000 quarter’s value tenfold. Take this sale from 2006 as an example; the 2000 Maryland quarter’s signature red hue increased its value to over $253.

3. 2000 Quarter with double strike

2000 Quarter with double strike


As the name suggests, a double strike means a coin has been struck twice during production. This can create several unique errors, including two designs on one coin, more pronounced details, or complete distortion of the original coin.

Because this is a rare error, the prices can range into hundreds of dollars. For example, this 2000 P New Hampshire quarter sold for $528 because of its unique double strike error.

4. 2000 Quarter with Off-Center Errors

2000 Quarter with Off-Center Errors


An off-center error is when the coin and design are not correctly aligned. The coin’s value depends on the severity of the error; the worse the centering, the higher the price. For example, this 2000 P New Hampshire quarter had an off-centering of 25% and sold for $74.

2000 Quarter Value FAQ

What makes a 2000 quarter rare?

Because they are still relatively recent, few collectors will show much interest in the 2000 quarters. Most of the big sales are for pristine conditioned coins with zero flaws.

1 thought on “2000 Quarter Value: are “P”, “D”, “S” mint mark worth money?”

  1. I have a 2000 Maryland quarter can’t really make out the mint mark because the quarter seems like it’s been smashed multiple times in the die there are no raised marks and I do not know how to send a picture but there seems to be multiple things going on with the quarter


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