Price Guide and Information for 2000 South Carolina State Quarters
2000 South Carolina State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2000 South Carolina 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 several state symbols, including the Carolina Wren, the yellow jasmine flower, and a palmetto tree. Palmetto trees are important in South Carolina’s history because their trunks provided protection from cannon balls and blasts. The trunk of the tree was very good at absorbing blasts instead of shattering. Fort Moultrie was built out of the Palmetto, which eventually led to the British retreat from Charleston Harbor. Behind the images of the tree and bird is an outline of the state of South Carolina. Altogether, the three symbols represented strength (Palmetto Tree), hospitality (Carolina Wren) and a new coming day (Yellows Jasmine). The designer of this coin is still unknown as no one ever stepped forward to claim responsibility for the anonymous entry to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism design contest. This was the 8th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “South Carolina 1788 – The Palmetto 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 South Carolina State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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.