The standard 1999 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Quarter


On the reverse side of the coin there are several different images which include the Commonwealth statue, a keystone, and an outline of the state. The Commonwealth statue is the most prominent image and this statue sits atop the state's capital dome in Harrisburg. This statue has been in place since 1905 and it symbolizes kindness and justice.

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

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Pennsylvania 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 349,000,000
1999 D Denver 358,332,000
1999 S Proof San Francisco 3,713,359
1999 S Silver Proof San Francisco 804,565


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 Pennsylvania clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

Both the 1999 P Pennsylvania quarter and 1999 D Pennsylvania quarter are each worth 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 Pennsylvania quarter is worth around $8 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $20 in PR 69DC condition.

Silver Proof Quarter

This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.57. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $30.79 per ounce.

The 1999 S silver proof Pennsylvania quarter is worth around $27 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $38 in PR 69DC condition.

Grading System

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 66DC proof- There are minimal marks and hairlines.

PR 69DC proof- Only the slightest imperfections are present.



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See also:

1999 Connecticut Quarter
1999 Delaware Quarter
1999 Georgia Quarter
1999 New Jersey Quarter