Value of 2002 Mississippi State Quarter

Approximate Current Value: $0.25

Diameter: 24.30 mm
Mintage/Proof: 579600000 / 303030320
Weight: 5.67 grams
Metal: Copper
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Price Guide and Information for 2002 Mississippi State Quarters

2002 Mississippi State Quarter History

The obverse of the 2002 Mississippi 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 magnolia branch taking up the majority of the coin. The artist saved enough room in the corner of the coin to show Mississippi’s state motto, “The Magnolia State.” As the motto says, these branches shown depict a magnolia tree and its blossoms. However, it wasn’t until 1900 that the magnolia was designated as the state flower. Legislation held a vote for all citizens of what the state flower should be, and the magnolia received 12,000 votes compared to the cotton blossom which only received 4,000 votes. Unlike many of the others states that requested the citizen’s help with the design of the coin, Mississippi’s Governor simply sent three ideas to the Mint for review. After the Mint reviewed these coins, they chose the design showing the Magnolia leaves. This was the 20th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Mississippi 1817 – The Magnolia State – 2002 – 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 Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi
Errors on the 2002 Mississippi State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Mississippi 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 2002 Mississippi State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Donna Weaver was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 888,826 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.