Price Guide and Information for 2000 Massachusetts State Quarters
2000 Massachusetts State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2000 Massachusetts 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 an image of a Minuteman soldier. The Minuteman were a group of self-formed civilians set on defeating the British troops. They were well known for their weapon training and their ability to be ready in “a minute.” These men made up about a quarter of the entire army. Behind the image a the Minuteman, which was based on the Minuteman National Monument, is an outline of the state of Massachusetts. To the right of the coin is the state motto written in three lines. If you have ever owned a 1925 Lexington and Concord Commemorative Half Dollar, then you may recognize the design of the coin, as the commemorative was based off of the same statue. The design for this coin originated in a similar way to other states with one exception. Children were the only people allowed to submit ideas. There were over 100 submissions for the design of this coin. The Commission narrowed down the submissions to five entries before the Governor and Lieutenant Governor announced a winner. Two children had submitted the idea and the competition was considered a tie. The winners were a sixth and seventh grader. As part of their prize for winning the competition, they were invited to attend the official launch of the coin. This was the 6th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Massachusetts 1788 – The Bay 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 Massachusetts State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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.