Value of 2000 New Hampshire State Quarter
Approximate Current Value: $0.25
Price Guide and Information for 2000 New Hampshire State Quarters
2000 New Hampshire State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2000 New Hampshire 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 famous landmark in New Hampshire, the 40-foot tall Old Man of the Mountain outcropping. This part of the mountain, formed naturally, looks like an elderly man’s face when looked at from the right angle. The rock formation appears in Mount Cannon, but recently collapsed in 2003. To the left side of the coin, there is the state motto that says “Live Free or Die.” This phrase has been used for numerous sayings, quotes, and movies in years past. The original design came down to two options. As David Bowers says, “Ideas for depictions on the quarter were aplenty. Finally, the choice narrowed down to just two: (1) a wooden spire-topped ‘meetinghouse’ of the type said to have been a forum for town meetings generations ago, and in many New Hampshire communities still used today; and (2) a covered bridge crossing a stream.” After the designs were sent back from the Mint reflecting these two ideas, Bowers suggested that the meetinghouse looked too much like a church, and the covered bridge was not emblematic of the state. The Mint suggested the use of the famed Old Man of the Mountain. The only issue that presented itself with the coin was that the design would be too heavy on one side versus the other. Bowers sent a token that was coined to the Mint and they were convinced that the coin could survive in production. This was the 9th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “New Hampshire 1788 – Live Free or Die – Old Man of the Mountain – 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 New Hampshire State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and William Cousins 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.