The standard 2003 Maine 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.

2003 Maine Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there are several different images which include Pemaquid Point lighthouse, schooner sailing vessel, and a white pine tree (the state tree). The Pemaquid Point lighthouse is important for maritime activity and it's also one of Maine's top tourist attractions.

The year 1820 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Maine officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Maine quarter. There is the 2003 P quarter, 2003 D quarter, 2003 S proof quarter and 2003 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
2003 P Philadelphia 217,400,000
2003 D Denver 231,400,000
2003 S Proof San Francisco 3,408,516
2003 S Silver Proof San Francisco 1,125,755

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 2003 Maine 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 2003 P Maine quarter and 2003 D Maine 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 $1.50.

The 2003 S proof Maine 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 $4.42 as of October 27, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.44 per ounce.

The 2003 S silver proof Maine 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:

2003 Alabama Quarter
2003 Arkansas Quarter
2003 Illinois Quarter
2003 Missouri Quarter