Price Guide and Information for 1999 Georgia State Quarters
1999 Georgia State Quarter History
The obverse of the 1999 Georgia State Quarter shows the standard Washington Quarter design with a few alterations. The Washington Quarter, that ran from 1932-1998, had the date on the obverse, as well as the word “Liberty.” This design was changed slightly with the introduction of the State Quarters, and later the Territory Quarters and National Park Quarters. The new design still shows Washington looking left, however the obverse text now reads “United States of America – Liberty – In God We Trust – Quarter Dollar.” The reverse of this coin depicts a peach in the center of the coin. Behind the peach is an outline of the state of Georgia. Above, and to the sides of the peach is a banner filled with text, and also two branches to either side. Georgia is known as the “Peach State,” so this coin captures the state motto. However, compared to the other coins in the State Quarters series, this one lacks a lot of the symbolism that the other coins possess. The Georgia Council for the Arts put together a design for the coin with the help of several committee members. The committee met to select five designs. They eventually narrowed their selection down to four designs out of which the winner was chosen by Governor Roy Barnes. This was the 4th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Georgia 1788 – Wisdom Justice Moderation – 1999 – E Pluribus Unum.” All of the Statehood Quarters were clad, meaning that they were seventy-five to eighty percent copper, and the rest was composed of nickel. The core of the coins were solid copper. These coins, however, were produced in silver for special Silver Proof Sets. The coins minted in included Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut.
Errors on the 1999 Georgia State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Georgia State Quarter, please contact one of our experts to have the error verified, or send the coin to a professional grading company for their opinion. However, the average circulation State Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 1999 Georgia State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and James Ferrell was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 804,565 silver coins produced for this series. They are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The average price of the single silver coin ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the grade. The easy indicator to determine if your coin is silver is by the mint mark. The silver quarters will have an “S” mintmark, rather than a “P” or “D.” In addition to the silver quarters, late-night TV. began selling gold plated State Quarters in an attempt to con viewers into thinking that the coin would be worth a lot more. Unfortunately, the amount of gold that it takes to plate a quarter is very insignificant, and these gold plated quarters have no value in the collector community.