Value of 2003 Arkansas State Quarter
Approximate Current Value: $0.25
Price Guide and Information for 2003 Arkansas State Quarters
2003 Arkansas State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2003 Arkansas 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 few symbolic elements of the state of Arkansas. In the center of the coin there is a rather large diamond. To the right of the diamond is a mallard duck, and to the left are rice stalks. At the bottom of the coin is a lake. The diamond is representative of the Crater of Diamonds State Park. At this State Park, visitors are allowed to search for diamonds and keep any that they may find. In the past, diamonds 2 carats and larger have been found. These diamonds have been valued at several thousand dollars each. The mallard duck and rice stalks represent the fair hunting ground provided by the Arkansas landscape. Governor Mike Huckabee launched a program to help determine the design that would be shown on the coin. He offered the top three options a $1,000 cash prize. After 9,320 entries were submitted and looked through, Governor Huckabee narrowed the results down to just the top three. The United States Mint then created designs based off of the ideas submitted. The final artwork was a motif by Ariston Jackson. This was the 25th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Arkansas 1836 – 2003 – 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 Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, and Arkansas
Errors on the 2003 Arkansas State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the Arkansas 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 2003 Arkansas State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Norman Nemeth was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 1,125,755 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.