South Carolina joined the union on May 23, 1788. Then on May 22, 2000, the 2000 South Carolina quarter was released with The Palmetto State as the theme used for the design of this coin.
The South Carolina quarter coin in this series is the eighth coin issued in the 50 State Quarters Program. Also, the third coin was released in 2000.
The ingredients for the 2000 South Carolina quarter are 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. It has a size of diameter 24.26 mm and weighs 5.67 grams.
- Obverse design
The obverse of the South Carolina quarter coin was designed by John Flanagan and William Cousins. The quarter’s conditions feature President George Washington.
Then around it are the words United State of America, Liberty, In God We Trust, and Quarter Dollar.
- Reverse design
The back was designed by Thomas D. Rogers. This design displays an outline of the South Carolina state and three symbols, such as the Palmetto tree, the Carolina Wren, and the Yellow Jasmine flower.
Then on the back quarter coins, there are words such as South Carolina 1788, The Palmetto State, 2000, and E Pluribus Unum.
- Mint and Mint Mark
The mint mark is a letter symbol on a coin that indicates the mint in which the coin was produced. 2000 South Carolina quarter produced in Denver (D) and Philadelphia (P).
Value and Worth of South Carolina Quarter
Basically, Coin 2000 South Carolina Quarter value is $0.25. However, a 2000 South Carolina Quarter worth can be sold for a higher price depending on the mint markings on the coin and the condition.
If you wondering how much is a 2000 South Carolina quarter worth based on the mint sign, see below.
- 2000 P South Carolina Quarter
A South Carolina Quarter marked with a Mint P was produced for a quantity of 742,576,000. It values at around $0.67 in an uncirculated MS60 condition and worth around $2.28 in the brilliant uncirculated MS65.
- 2000 D South Carolina Quarter
A South Carolina Quarter marked with a Mint D was produced for a quantity of 566,208,000. Its value at around $0.67 in an uncirculated MS60 and worth around $2.28 in the brilliant uncirculated MS65.
- 2000 S South Carolina Quarter: Proof
A South Carolina Quarter marked with a Mint S Silver Proof was produced for a quantity of 4,020,000. It is worth around $3.30 in a Proof PR65 with a melt value of $0.0567.
- 2000 S South Carolina Quarter: Silver Proof
A South Carolina Quarter marked with a Mint S Silver Proof was produced for a quantity of 965,000. It is worth around $10.49 in Proof PR65 with a silver melt value of $4.0564.
The error of the South Carolina Quarter
There are five varieties of 2000 South Carolina Quarter error and how much it is worth:
- South Carolina Error Quarter (Off Center)
When the planchet and die striking are not correctly aligned, it occurs. The value of this sort of quarter inaccuracy ranges from $15 to $100.
- South Carolina Quarter Error (Doubled Die)
It happens caused of doubling in some parts of the design. This quarter errors type is worth from $10 to $25.
- South Carolina Error Quarter (Clipped Planchet)
It happens because there is an error occurs when cutting a round coin shape from a large sheet of metal, so the shape may not be perfectly round. It is worth $10co and up.
- South Carolina Quarters With Missing Letters or Design Elements
It happens when a letter is missing or the coin design is incomplete. It is worth around $5 to $10 and can be sold for more than $200 for rarer varieties.
- Die Cracks On South Carolina Quarters
It happens when the coin is used so frequently that there is damage to the design of the coin. It is worth around $10 to $25.
Try to check your pocket who knows if you have a 2000 South Carolina quarter, note the mint mark beneath the words In God We Trust. If your quarter coins have errors, they can be priced higher when you sell them to collectors.