The standard 1999 New Jersey state quarters are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Clad proof quarters and silver proof quarters were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1999 New Jersey Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is a design that was based on the 1851 painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware". On this design you can see George Washington and his troops crossing the Delaware river on Christmas night 1776. General George Washington and his troops crossed the river in order to make a surprise attack on the British. Their plan worked and the Continental Army was able to capture Trenton, New Jersey. This ended up being a huge victory for the army.

The year 1787 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that New Jersey officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the New Jersey quarter. There is the 1999 P quarter, 1999 D quarter, 1999 S proof quarter and 1999 S silver proof quarter.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.

Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin under the "IN GOD WE TRUST" motto.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1999 P Philadelphia 363,200,000
1999 D Denver 299,028,000
1999 S Proof San Francisco 3,713,359
1999 S Silver Proof San Francisco 804,565

Value

The value will depend on the series and the coin's condition. Below we will examine the value for each series.

Clad Quarters

The standard 1999 New Jersey clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in the higher condition grades.

Both the 1999 P New Jersey quarter and 1999 D New Jersey quarter are each worth around $0.50 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $2 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $5.

The 1999 S proof New Jersey quarter is worth around $7 in PR 65 condition.

Silver Proof Quarter

This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $4.85 as of August 05, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $26.84 per ounce.

The 1999 S silver proof New Jersey quarter is worth around $25 in PR 65 condition.

Grading System

About uncirculated- There is a slight trace of wear on the high points of the design. Half of the coin's mint luster is still intact.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1999 Connecticut Quarter
1999 Delaware Quarter
1999 Georgia Quarter
1999 Pennsylvania Quarter