Price Guide and Information for 2000 Virginia State Quarters
2000 Virginia State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2000 Virginia 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 arrival of three ships on a small island off the coast of Virginia. In May of 1607, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery landed in the New World as part of the Virginia Company’s attempt to colonize the New World. The trip took eight months to complete. The three ships were the only ones who came, and they were able to establish the first settlement in Virginia at a place called Jamestown. Above the ships are the years “1607-2007” and below we see that this coin is celebrating the quadricentennial of the founding of Jamestown. Thirteen years later, the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts. The state treasurer played the main role in establishing the design of the coin, along with help from other high ranked officials and 1,000s of submitted drawings. The design is typically accredited to Paris Ashton, a graphic design graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. This state quarter featured an interesting “controversy.” Congress complained about all of the press and advertising that went into selling the Virginia State Quarters. They often said that money was being wasted. However, it is assumed that they did not realize the large profit that the Mint would make from the sale of these quarters. Some books estimate that the Mint lost millions of dollars due to Congress snubbing the funding of advertising. This was the 10th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Virginia 1788 – Jamestown 1607-2007 – Quadricentennial – 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 Virginia State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Virginia 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 Virginia State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Edgar Steever 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.