The standard 2000 Maryland state quarters are made of a clad composition that contains 75% copper and 25% 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.

2000 Maryland Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is an image of the Maryland statehouse. This statehouse is historic and it dates back to 1772. It was at the Maryland statehouse that the Treaty of Paris was signed. This was the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War.

There are also two oak branches on the sides of the coin. These oak branches are a tribute to Maryland's official state tree- the white oak.

The year 1788 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Maryland officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Maryland quarter. There is the 2000 P quarter, 2000 D quarter, 2000 S proof quarter and 2000 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
2000 P Philadelphia 678,200,000
2000 D Denver 556,532,000
2000 S Proof San Francisco 4,020,172
2000 S Silver Proof San Francisco 965,421

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 2000 Maryland 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 2000 P Maryland quarter and 2000 D Maryland quarter are each worth around $0.35 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $1 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $4.

The 2000 S proof Maryland quarter is worth around $3 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 $2.63 as of April 06, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $14.54 per ounce.

The 2000 S silver proof Maryland quarter is worth around $8 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:

2000 Massachusetts Quarter
2000 New Hampshire Quarter
2000 South Carolina Quarter
2000 Virginia Quarter