Value of 1999 New Jersey State Quarter
Approximate Current Value: $0.25
Price Guide and Information for 1999 New Jersey State Quarters
1999 New Jersey State Quarter History
The obverse of the 1999 New Jersey 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 the image of George Washington crossing the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War. The original painting of the crossing was done by an artist named Emanuel Leutze and now hangs in the MET. This design represents a major turning point in the Revolutionary War. On Christmas night, in 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, NJ. The British were camped out close to the shore. Washington and his men were able to take the British by surprise as they attacked them. This became a large victory for the United States. The design for this coin was formed by a committee. The New Jersey Commemorative Coin Commission was formed and included 15 individuals who decided on a design. This design was then taken to the Committee of Arts at the United States Mint for final approval. This was the 3rd coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “New Jersey 1787 – Crossroads of the Revolution – 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 New Jersey State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the New Jersey 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 New Jersey State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Alfred Maletsky 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.