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State Quarter Errors List

Updated on November 9, 2015
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Value of State Quarters

There's no doubt about it: The Statehood Quarter program was the most publicized coin mintage of the twenty-first century. I'm sure that many of us can still remember watching commercials for the quarter program many years after its inception. With exposure of such a massive level, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that these quarters were the most collected mintage in United States history. In total, a dazzling 56 designs were produced in a record-breaking 10-year period.

It was a truly amazing feat, but since they were produced in such vast quantities, the majority of these coins retain very little value. That is, unless you possess an error quarter! Although uncommon, misprinted Statehood Quarters are very real, and so is their increased value! This article will outline the history of the Statehood Quarter program and list some well-known and valuable errors.

"In God We Rust"

Minting errors on some 2005 Kansas coins make the customary message "In God We Trust" appear to read "In God We Rust."
Minting errors on some 2005 Kansas coins make the customary message "In God We Trust" appear to read "In God We Rust." | Source

History

The Order of Releases

In 1999, the United States Mint began production of the 50 State Quarters Program. Every year, five special-edition quarters would be released, each with an obverse representing a state, until a quarter had been minted for every state. These limited-edition coins were released into circulation in the order of which they came into statehood.

Changes on the Obverse and Reverse

Washington's portrait is still on the obverse of the state quarters, but some changes were made. The word "Liberty" was printed smaller, and the phrase "United States Quarter Dollar" was moved from the reverse to the obverse of the coin.

The reverse of the state quarters feature the year minted and one of the 50 unique state designs. The designs found on these quarters were chosen by the state governor and will never be reproduced again.

Extension: Which District and Territories Also Have Quarters

The United States began minting an extension of the original 50 States Quarter Program in 2009. These additional quarters comprised:

  • The District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • The American Samoa
  • Guam
  • The United States Virgin Islands
  • The Northern Mariana Islands

Releases by Year

  • 1999: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut
  • 2000: Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia
  • 2001: New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky
  • 2002: Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi
  • 2003: Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Arkansas
  • 2004: Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin
  • 2005: California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia
  • 2006: Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • 2007: Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
  • 2008: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii
  • 2009: District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, United States Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands

Mistakes

These 56 quarters are a great way to snag a piece of American History and appeal to beginners and experience corn collectors alike. But, as mentioned earlier, unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of value currently contained in regular mintage state quarters. Between 400,000,000 and 1,600,000,000 copies were minted of each.

Unlike the regular minted coins, ones with errors are far fewer in number, and have a huge demand. With the demand, values for these coins can sometimes reach up to several hundred dollars. Below is a list of the most common error coins from the collection, as well as approximate values for these rare state quarters:

  • 1999 Delaware Spitting Horse Error: Die cracking at the Philadelphia mint led to some quarters with extra metal around the horse's mouth. This extra metal looks as if the horse is spitting. Depending on the progression of the die crack and the condition of the coin, these errors can bring in anywhere from $2-20.

  • 2004 Wisconsin Leaf Errors: Coins exhibiting these errors came from the Denver Mint. These coins range in value, but currently can fetch $50-100.

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Error on the 2004P Wisconsin coin: extra low leaf on corn. A normal Wisconsin coin.There are two variations of this error: an extra leaf that's placed low, touching the block of cheese.And an extra leaf the's placed high, touching the other leaves on the ear of corn.
Error on the 2004P Wisconsin coin: extra low leaf on corn.
Error on the 2004P Wisconsin coin: extra low leaf on corn. | Source
A normal Wisconsin coin.
A normal Wisconsin coin. | Source
There are two variations of this error: an extra leaf that's placed low, touching the block of cheese.
There are two variations of this error: an extra leaf that's placed low, touching the block of cheese. | Source
And an extra leaf the's placed high, touching the other leaves on the ear of corn.
And an extra leaf the's placed high, touching the other leaves on the ear of corn. | Source
  • 2005 Minnesota Double Die & Extra Tree Errors: There are a lot of errors associated with the Minnesota reverse. Values range from $10-300+.
  • 2005 Kansas "IN GOD WE RUST" and Humpback Bison errors: Values really vary with these errors, but sometimes can reach up to $100.
  • 2006 Colorado Cud Errors: Cud errors (an unintentional bump caused by a dent in the die) on the reverse side of the quarter can be viewed at the three o'clock position along the inner side of the rim. These quarters were released by the Philadelphia mint. Depending on the size of the cud, these quarters can fetch a value of $5-$35.
  • 2007 Wyoming Double Die Reverse: This lesser-known error was minted in Philadelphia and sometimes can be hard to spot with the naked eye. With magnification, varied doubling around the saddle horn can be seen. Values for this error are unknown.
  • 2008 Arizona Extra Cactus Leaves: Die breaks caused extra leaves on the Arizona Reverse. Values vary, but coins are generally sold around $10-20.
  • 2009 District of Columbia Double Die Reverse: Some quarters minted in Denver exhibit doubling on the "ELL" in "ELLINGTON." With this variety, a greater degree of doubling translates into higher demand, but the market for this coin is still too young to solidify any general value.
  • State Quarters on Nickel Planchets: These odd coins can show up in any year, but seem to be more common in the first year Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia coins. Accidentally struck on Nickel planchets, these coins are slightly smaller than a regular quarter. Error coin diameter size = 21.2mm. Regular quarter size = 24.3mm. Values for these coins depend on condition, but can reach well over a thousand dollars.
  • Other Errors: There are many different errors that have shown up in almost every year of mintage. Some of these errors may include die breaks, off-center striking, planchet clipping, die cuds, grease strike-through errors and missing layers. As the market is still fairly young, values for these types of errors will vary greatly but could be worth $5-300+ depending on what you have.

Examples

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Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Reverse. I found this coin in circulation. Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Obverse2001 North Carolina Missing Clad Layer Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com1999 New Jersey Clipped Die Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com1999 Pennsylvania Off Center Strike. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.comStrike Through Grease Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Reverse. I found this coin in circulation.
Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Reverse. I found this coin in circulation.
Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Obverse
Arizona State Quarter Broad Strike Error. Obverse
2001 North Carolina Missing Clad Layer Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
2001 North Carolina Missing Clad Layer Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
1999 New Jersey Clipped Die Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
1999 New Jersey Clipped Die Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
1999 Pennsylvania Off Center Strike. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
1999 Pennsylvania Off Center Strike. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
Strike Through Grease Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com
Strike Through Grease Error. Photo Courtesy: coinpage.com

Fun Fact

New Hampshire prominently featured their famous Old Man of the Mountains for their design. This facial profile, created by nature, collapsed only two years after the quarter was released.

State quarter errors are by far the most valued quarters of the Statehood collection, but they're also much harder to find. Don't let the odds overcome you, though! With billions of these quarters minted, there's always a chance one of these valuable errors will find its way into your pocket change! Keep a sharp eye out, and never give up on searching. You could have a valuable state quarter error sitting around right now, but if you never look, you'll never know! As always, thank you for reading this article on state quarter errors, and good luck with your coin collecting endeavors!

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      13 days ago

      This site is very knowledgeable and the information is accurate. I have a lot of error quarters and I also have a small bucket of mostly European coins. I've got coins from all over the world and some of them are old. I have some German coins from 1875 they are inn very good condition. I even have coins from India, their square.

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      kevintrussell1@gmail 3 weeks ago

      ive been collecting error coins and have found some really cool coins for example i have a Lincoln penny missing nose and mouth but i recently came across a florida state quarter which i thought to be silver compared to an exact replica silver quarter only to find it was not silver what kind of value would you put on this error

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      shae 4 weeks ago

      I have a 1989 silver penny and a penny that looks with a clear bubble like part stuck to it

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      Kevin 5 weeks ago

      I have a 2005 California quarter. It has a copper ring on the out side of quarter. Having trouble finding info on this error.

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      denise 5 weeks ago

      hi, is the vermont 2001 quarter dollar supposed to have the head inverted, meaning the trees on one side ok when you turn coin over the head is upside down?

      thanks

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      Shane duncan 6 weeks ago

      I have had a Vermont quarter that I thought someone painted it but I just realized it had no clad either side new in coins what should I do with

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      Joanne Bingham, Alberta 6 weeks ago

      I have an In God We Rust KANSAS quarter

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      Doug Rez 8 weeks ago

      I am wondering if anyone can tell me about a silver quarter I have. It is a 2001 Kentucky new series quarter from the san Fran. mint- but it is pure silver , was wondering if it was minted in silver for any special reason.

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      Susie casto 8 weeks ago

      I have a South Carolina quarter 2000 that is stamped only on one side

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      J.R. Dunn 2 months ago

      I have a 1999 Delaware Quarter that the horse looks like it's spitting out from the mouth. I was wondering if this coin is worth anything or how can I find out.

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      Dave 2 months ago

      That's not a broad strike. It was damaged by a clothes dryer.

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      Ron Gilham 2 months ago

      I have been collecting error coins for some time now. Have alot of coins that Im sure have value but am not sure what to do to get it going like my Ca. 2005 quarter that says " in od we rust. Looking for advice.

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      OH la.a 3 months ago

      Why make errors?????

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      Wayne thompson 3 months ago

      Have 2002 Indiana state quarter with no plating on back side. Can't find anything on it. Anyone know value. All you find is Minnesota, verginia. Kanas. I might have a one of a kind.

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      Steve 3 months ago

      I have a quarter clearly of the 50 state type. But i cant tell you the date nor the state. Its washingtons face side which is normal but like the entire other side...and i mean the other half is gone. Literally weigh it and it will be half the weight of a actual quarter.

      Do i have anything here?

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      doni 3 months ago

      I have a south Dakota statehood quarter that does not look like the normal from the side. a norm you can see the copper and the nickle on this one you can only see the nickle

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      Danielle 3 months ago

      Hi, I have this quarter that the color is off. I don't seem to see any articles matching it so i though i would ask. Do you think it is just oxidized or was it stamped on a different metal?

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      Adam hull 3 months ago

      I have a 2009 american samoa quarter... the tail side is printed upside down to the head side... i cant find anything about this error anywhere.. has anyone heard of this??

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      Brittany 3 months ago

      I have come across a very rare coin I believe, I don't exactly know how to gage the value of it was hoping you could help!

      I have a triple stamped, one sided South Carolina state quarter.

      Please email me if you think you can be of help!

      Bmm9555@g.rit.edu

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      MegMo87 4 months ago

      I found a South Carolina Confederate quarter in my collection today and the confederate flag stamp is off centered and cut off part of the "A" in Carolina. Have you seen this before?

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      Lisa 4 months ago

      I have a 2004 Florida State Quarter and It has black on it but different thane pics I see and also the reverse is upside down. Have you heard of anything like this?

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      melissa 4 months ago

      I have a alaska quarter its slightly smaller in size and is nickel...whats it worth

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      Johnnie 5 months ago

      I got a 2006 Nevada statehood quarter and it looks like is made from aluminum and even weights different it is lighter than the other ones I got.

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      Stephen Alvarado 5 months ago

      I found a 1999 Delaware quarter that on the tail side looks to be nickle colored and the head side looks normal, any info., phone # 325-203-3050, Steve

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      krystle arnett 5 months ago

      I found an off-center Georgia State quarter wondering how rare this is

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      BangBang 6 months ago

      I read an earlier comment of a state quarter ended up in Britain that's crazy but, I can say that I have a five pence piece. It's very cool. I took it to a place to see what the collector knew about it and they didn't know anything. Crazy. But it's amazing.

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      Charlene Jordan 6 months ago

      I have a 2005 Kansas Quarter the front side is normal but backside has a upside down buffalo bison.Is there any value to it?

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      Shirl1669 6 months ago

      I saved them for years. I haven't gone through all of them yet. It will take me some time to do all of them.

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      Stephanie 6 months ago

      Absolutely FANtastic reading!

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      Zack 8 months ago

      I have the 2008 gold Arizona quarter that was only struck on one side. The other side is blank

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      Lydia E. Torres 9 months ago

      I have a Puerto Rico quarter that as some errors, how do I go about having it recognized as such?

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      John 9 months ago

      I have two state quarter errors... A North Carolina stamped into or stamped with a coin I have yet to identify, and a 2015 Nebraska state quarter minted on a Canadian quarter perhaps... It's quite magnificent! I need help trying to figure out its value and what to do with it. This is the first time I've ever made a public announcement concerning these two state quarters.

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      gismo2742 9 months ago

      I have unopened boxes of State and National Parks quarters with "S" mint mark.

      There are 100 quarters in each box.

      does anyone have any idea how much they may be worth?

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      Maria Meier 10 months ago

      I just starting colecting coins and i have Delaware 1999 with die crack. I'm pretty sure!!!

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      Mary 10 months ago

      Have any more 2003 Proof Spiked Arkansas diamond been found?

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      Jimmyg@scrtc.com 10 months ago

      I have a 2007 Wyoming quarter that has a very lite stamp on the horse side and is thicker than other quarters and is smooth around the out side. No ridges . to light stamp to read what is stamped in front of the cowboy.can only read he and ity

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      Steve h 10 months ago

      I have a 2007 montana quarter s type with a deep press on the bottom of the face side and the face appears smaller and alot more crisp then other state quarters I've compared it to

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      Mike 10 months ago

      I have a 2002 Indiana state quarter, it looks like it's been miss hit ..the outside of the coin on both sides has been hit really hard , almost like something got in the die while being hit !

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      Joseph 10 months ago

      I have a quarter 2004 d Michigan that was minted in a mangled condition .It is so distorted it will not fit into the slot on any vending machine.The markings are stamped into the coin on both sides.Any others in this condition out there .The coin is totally flawed with a large gouge stamped into the back of the coin.

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      Shay 11 months ago

      I found a 2008 Arizona extra cactus and a 1975 no mint dime...can anyone help me lol with extra cactus

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      Michelle Morr 20 months ago

      Have a 2015 Louisiana quarter with die rotation is it worth anything

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      Lacey 21 months ago

      I have a quarter that says "united states of amrica." No evidence that the 'e' in 'america' is present. It literally reads 'Amrica." How rare is this??

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      Bob 21 months ago

      I have a 1969 d nickel that is in awesome condition. U can still see a couple steps on the montecello. Is it worth having it looked at? I heard they are rare with any steps but im not sure. I heard u say that u were looking thru nickles so i thought id ask ur opinion. Thanks!

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      Comdewah 22 months ago

      I see the Mariana quarters don't have much, if any, talk about errors. I've been holding some back since 2009 when I bought six $25 bags from the mint that had cuds, chips and cracks. Had some slabbed also. Is it best to wait to introduce these later as time goes on? One I have I like the best looks as if there is an extra leaf on the reverse and stands out good with the other designs. I feel in what I read from collectors that if your not a 'Pillar' of the coin world then your finds are just basically shunned off.

      So, if you have knowledge of any finds of the Mariana quarters. I would like to compare my finds with what you know or have. Thanks, Jarrel

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      Carla 22 months ago

      I found a 1999 Delaware State Quarter that has "E Pluribus Enum" that is very faint, the rest of the Quarter is cery detailed so I am curious if thus is a known error? It doeant appear to be normal wear or fading.

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      DA.Butler 22 months ago

      Found in change a 2015 Bombay Hook quarter With the same circle

      on the obverse as on the reverse where the Date and Bombay Hook

      is located. Has any one else seen this?

      Thank You

      D.A. Butler

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      Tanya Leitch 22 months ago

      I have a 2006 D nevada quarter missing layer on both sides

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      Chris 22 months ago

      Hi all found a Iowa 2004 quarter dollar in my change I come from Australia

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      Tracy 23 months ago

      Hello,was wondering i have a 2004 texas quarter it is filled with copper n appears to be a tad bit smaller....Has anyone heard of this.I read somewhere that is a "clam" any info would b greatly appreciated...

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      Bobjrtho@hotmail.com 23 months ago

      I have a 2004 P Florida state quarter. The F in Florida is missing. Does this coin have any value beyond 2 bits?

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      prashant vitkar 23 months ago

      I have usa coin "in god we trust" 2005 quarter dollar

      Contact -9623685108

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      David Pruitt 24 months ago

      I have a California state quarter that says in God we we rust what is the value of this quarter

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      jen 2 years ago

      I just found a 1999 new jersey quarter with grover Cleveland on the front over top of George Washington and it is in color. Is this a common error or a fake quarter?

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      Laurie 2 years ago

      I have a 2015 Louisiana state quarter with reverse clad layer error. Any idea what the value might be?

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Mercella - Depending on how the quarter is flipped, the reverse design can be viewed upside down.

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      rick 2 years ago

      i have a Tennessee quarter with silver front and copper back tring to find its worth

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      mercella 2 years ago

      I have a 1999 pennsylvania quarter that when you flip it over, the other side is upside-down. It has not been in circulation. It was purchased from the mint in 1999. Is it worth anything today?

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Steve - There have been quarters minted on nickel planchets. The best way to determine the authenticity of your coin is to bring it to a reputable coin dealer in your area. From there, you can send out the coin to a grading service for grading. NGC, ANACS, and ICG are good services to use.

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      steve 2 years ago

      the New York State Quarter that appears to be on nickel. No copper on edge and makes odd noise when dropped. how do I go about getting it examined and graded?

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Kenny - Thanks for reading. Depending on how you flip the coin, the horse and rider may not always end up upside down. Looking at the heads side of the coin, if you flip it from left to right, the horse and rider should be upside down. However, if you flip the coin from the top down, the horse and rider will be right side up. If these situations do not apply, then you could have a major die rotation.

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Galaz77 - While you've stumbled across a pretty cool looking quarter, there's no value associated with these coins. The colorized coins are more or less a novelty item to begin with. I appreciate your comment though!

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Jim - Is the clad layer missing on both sides of the quarter? Values will greatly vary with the condition of the coin. I would take this quarter to a local coin dealer to look at. They might be able to place a reasonable value to the quarter. Thanks for reading!

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      Kenny Mcgough 2 years ago

      Kenny Mcgough, I found a 1999 Delaware quarter that has the back 180 degrees out were when you flip it over the horse and rider are not upside down.

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      galaz77 2 years ago

      I found a 2001 vermont colorized quarter. I don't know if this is an error but the red paint on the engraving of the words "In God We trust" is about 50% off the actual letters. So it looks like a double die, but it's just the paint is off center.

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      Jim 2 years ago

      I have 2006 Nevada quarter, no cladding, what is it worth?

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      cinderella 2 years ago

      If you could look at it I'll send you a photo on your e-mail. Thanks

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Royearl - Some Pennsylvania State Quarters were struck with a weak reverse. I have seen a few quarters where the dress & feet of the Commonwealth Statue are very faint, but never one with the "1" in the founding date missing. This missing digit could be the result of a weak strike, or a worn die. Either way, it definitely sounds like you have a genuine error quarter. It's hard to place a value on the coin, but I'd say somewhere in the $10-$20 range would be a fair value for a mint state specimen.

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Lucas - Without seeing the quarter, its a bit hard to tell you exactly if you have an error or not. Although, based on your description of the coin, I'm pretty sure that the line your describing was caused during wrapping of a quarter roll. The quarter you have was most likely on the very end of the roll. As the machine crimped the complete roll, it most likely left a circular line on the reverse design. Since this was caused after minting, your quarter is just a quarter. Thanks for stopping by to read though!

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      Lucas Janzen 2 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Hey Joe, I have 2014 D "Arches" quarter with a "line running through United States of America on the bottom of each letter and continues through the R, A, and the L on the obverse. It directly coincide with the inner circle stamped on the reverse. Thoughts, can't seem to find any info anywhere?

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      royearl 2 years ago

      I have a 1999 Pennsylvania state quarter that the one in the founding date is missing. I haven't seen or heard of another one so I was wondering what it is worth.

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      Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

      Cinderella - It's hard to say what happened to your quarter without seeing it, but it sounds to me like it was stamped with an "A" sometime after the coin was minted. Although it may look unique, if the "A" was added after the quarter left the mint, the quarter is most likely worth no more than 25 cents. Thanks for reading.

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      cinderella 2 years ago

      I have a 1999-D Georgia quarter with an "A" on the peach, is it worth something? Thank you.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I haven't been checking my coins but I will now.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I was collecting the state quarters for a while, and still have them somewhere tucked away. I didn't know about the errors, so I learned something interesting. Will check those quarters I have more closely.

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      Adam 2 years ago

      I have a 1999 p Georgia quarter that is copper on one side and platted on the heads side and on the head side it looks like it wasn't stamped like a normal con only have of the word America stands of the coin and the rest of it is flat I read that not long after these coins where first minted that there where 4 quarters from a different mint that where said to worh a million dollars apiece if someone can help me find out what my coins worth i'm on facebook under Adam M. Lang from cincinnati

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      Ronald De Angelis 2 years ago

      I Have A 1945 Mercury Dime The Y In Mercury Is Struck 7 Times Is This An Error? Thank You

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      Blackspaniel1 3 years ago

      Interesting article. I had always heard of the errors, but never so nicely listed. I am wondering if any of the silver proof quarters have errors. Or even any proof quarters, including those not proof.

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      doug 3 years ago

      I have a 2007 Utah quarter that for the most part looks normal, but I noticed that it sounds different than most quarters when i drop it on a table or when it hits other coins. Is this some sort of an error or is it someone's attempt at a fake? My first thought was its fake but now I'm thinking it might be an error

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      Robert H. Tew 3 years ago

      My nephew found a 2000-"no P" Virginia statehood quarter. I haven't

      been able to find this listed in any error coin lists. Can you tell me about this coin or how rare it is??

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      Rick 3 years ago

      I have a 2002 Tennessee quarter uncirculated with a slight second face misprint on the front please help me with a value ???

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      Zach 3 years ago from Colorado

      Tommy - Nickel and Quarter compositions are very similar, being mainly composed of Copper with Nickel coating. The quarter that you have could have been struck on a nickel planchet. To find out if it is in fact an error, I would recommend taking it into a reputable coin dealer in your area. Another way to tell might be in the weight of the coin. A normal State Quarter will weigh 5.67 grams, whereas a Nickel weighs 5.00 grams. Good luck to you.

      Pugulis - I have yet to see a North Dakota quarter like the one that you have described, but I'm sure that it is an error. Based on what you've said, the coin could be a Weak Strike, Strike Through Grease, or other Die Error. To be certain of which one you have, I recommend taking it to be examined by a local coin dealer in your area. Nice find!

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      Pugulis 3 years ago from Kings Park, New York

      I have a North Dakota state quarter without Washington's head, though it does have the "United States of America" and "Quarter Dollar". Do you know about this error?

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      Tommy 3 years ago

      I have a New York State quarter stamped the size of a nickel. The metal is of a quarter though. Can you tell me anything or even if it has value? Thank you.

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      Zach 3 years ago from Colorado

      Nick - From the sounds of it, the coin seems to be quite a major error. To be sure of its authenticity, I would locate a reputable coin dealer in your area and bring it to them for a second opinion. Good luck!

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      Nick York 3 years ago

      I have a quarter with the imprint of the back of a penny over Washington and I the back it's smooth with a faded eagle. Coin is also a little bent, is this worth anything?

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      Zach 3 years ago from Colorado

      Colleen - If you have some pictures of the coins, I'd be glad to take a look at them for you. You can send the pictures to j.macho@rocketmail.com

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      colleen in colorado 3 years ago

      Love the information and descriptions you put out. I have collected coins since i was a little kid. My grandfather started me on it. I have recently started looking at the error aspect of coins. with too much info out there, i am not sure if i actually have error coins or not. I am pretty sure i do. A few have said i do not. Help! please!

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      Zach 3 years ago from Colorado

      Robert,

      Although I haven't personally come across a broad strike Nebraska, I know that this type of error can show up on just about any coin design. If you do in fact have a broad strike, the coin is definitely one of the rarer ones out there. Depending on the condition and the degree of the error, the coin could be quite valuable. It won't fetch thousands of dollars, but is definitely worth more than a quarter! Nice find.

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      robert 3 years ago

      I found a 2006 P Nebraska State Quarter in my change a while back, it looks like it has a obverse broad strike error. Do you know anything about this, or is it is a pretty rare one?

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      Suzy Nonog 3 years ago

      I have a California state quarter that has like a shadow of something shining bright from the side of the mountain and a Washington quarter that has no 1 for the year 1996 and the tr for trust and in and g for god and the y for liberty. Then another Washington quarter with the eagle with only one foot. And a dime that looks like the face of the dime where I think its a torch looks like its on fire. It has a red copper around it. How do I know if it is worth something.

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      Zach 3 years ago from Colorado

      Bryan - As it turns out, you most likely have a Gold Plated State Quarter. While it is a unique find, it's not a valuable one. Here's why:

      Throughout the years, many private mints have taken US Mint issued quarters and plated them with gold. These quarters are then marketed at increased prices to sell as novelties. The coins look cool, but since they were altered after they left the US Mint, there's absolutely no value in these coins. The quarter you found in circulation was most likely a part of one of these gold plated collections at one point in time.

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      Bryan 4 years ago

      I recently found a 1999-P Connecticut quarter that appears to be coated in the manganese brass used for the dollar coins. I cannot find anything online about other State Quarters being minted like this.

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      alex 4 years ago

      i have a conneticut quater that the front is centered when you flip it the tree on the back is upside and slanted didn't know if that was worth an thing

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      Jennifer 4 years ago

      I found a Delaware quarter that looks different in the metal. It kind of looks like all silver but does not look like my other silver quarters. It is not as shiny as silver. Did they make them in any other metal? It kind of looks like a shiny nickel.

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      Rebell01 4 years ago

      I received a quarter in some change after buying a soda. I was awestruck when i looked at it. On both sides of the quarter is the profile of washington. It is a the new profile os the statehood quarters. Has anybody heard of this happening.

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      mark 4 years ago

      I have a 2001 N.C Quarter that is blank on one side with he plane on the other. Has anyone ever heard of any like this? You can see were the mint made a small circle were the head suppose too be.

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      Zach 4 years ago from Colorado

      While it hasn't gained the hype of other state quarter errors, the New Hampshire State Quarter missing the mint mark is a known error. The missing mint mark is most probably caused by grease or dirt filling the die. It's hard to put a value on such a coin, but it is worth something! Great find.

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      hlweyl 4 years ago

      i have found a New Hampshire State Quarter with no 'P' or 'D' struck. Is this a known error?

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      First Colony 5 years ago

      Don't forget, there were also coins made of the American Territories such as Peurto Rico and American Samoa. Have there been errors on those?

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      Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

      Valarie Ann - Sounds like you have a really great quarter! I would suggest you find some reputatable coin dealers in your area. Just bring it in, they'll be glad to give you a ballpark value. Since these kind of errors are pretty rare, values can vary quite a bit, but here's a website that lists some values for missing-clad layer coins. http://www.coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coi...

      Good luck to you!