Price Guide and Information for 2000 Maryland State Quarters
2000 Maryland State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2000 Maryland 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 ending place of the Revolutionary War. Inside the wooden dome of the Maryland Statehouse, the Treaty of Paris was signed which ended the fighting between the United States of America and Great Britain. The dome happens to be the United State’s largest dome build entirely without nails. The coin has two branches on either side. The branches are from a white oak which serves as the state tree. The coin, according to several sources, lacked pizzazz. Even the sculptor and design of the coin was unsure what he meant when he wrote the phrase, “The Old Line State.” He said in an interview that it was just a phrase that he save on a Maryland Government website and thought it would balance out the design if he added it to the coin. The phrase he was referring tow as a document that told a story of George Washington. Washington and his troops retreated as the British forces drew closer. However, a “line” of Maryland soldiers stayed behind to protect the boarder. Washington referred to the soldiers as the “old line” since they were the reliable few that protected what was theirs. So, the engraver didn’t know what he was adding to the coin, but it turns out that the coin and the state’s image was enhanced by this friendly addition. This was the 7th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Maryland 1788 – The Old Line State – 2000 – 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 Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia.
Errors on the 2000 Maryland State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Maryland 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 2000 Maryland State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Thomas Rogers was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 965,421 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.