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does anybody collect state quarters anymore?

i have been helping a friend with his coin collection. he has quite a few of the state quarters in books and folder maps. most seem to be uncirculated. I advertised on two or three sites and have 0 replies in two months. in my offer, i am practically giving them away at face value.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The few I knew who were collecting them, seem to have lost interest. Guess they are just so common that it got boring. Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A dead series, at least for the present.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • 1957joe1957joe Posts: 608 ✭✭

    thanks guys! your comments reflect exactly what I was figuring happened to the series.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Silver proofs are the only ones I feel are worth fooling with, and only for bullion.

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Try putting together a 50 coin set of a major mint error quarters from every state <3

    You just need to know someone at the mint. 😀

    They do not strike those anymore so that will not work.

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are a lot of people still collecting them from circulation. There are so many that I often (1 roll in 100) run into states quarters that have been sorted, picked through, or otherwise far outside the realm of possibility for occurring naturally.

    Indeed, in recent years it's getting more common to find the old eagle reverse coins that have been sorted. While this has been going on since 1999 it is far more common every year. You can see the effect in that pre-1980 quarters (other than the '76) are getting very scarce in nice attractive F or better.

    People have begun pulling out nicer coins of all denominations. The attrition and collecting rates of nickels have resulted in there now being only one or two '65 to '80 specimens per roll and these coins are invariably ratty and common date. I doubt it's possible any longer to put together a nice attractive G or better nickel set from circulation. Some dates are rarely seen and heavily picked over.

    The quarters in circulation are now over 70% post 1998 issues. Even the older states coins are getting tougher in nice XF.

    I seriously doubt all the states coins are as common as is perceived. It is still common to find the oldest states coins in AU condition because so many are being released. And they are being released in relatively equal numbers compared to their actual "scarcity". In other words the scarcer states coins have a higher attrition rate than the common ones.

    There is not a lot of apparent activity in the series but wholesale prices are as high (or low) as ever. Typical coins of typical dates have very little market but better ones and those in better condition do have a small market. At the rate things are going most of the excess of these will be in circulation within the next few years and then the better dates (states) will begin to emerge. Don't expect high prices, just higher prices.

    Tempus fugit.
  • Yes, but not as much as my other sets.

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Try putting together a 50 coin set of a major mint error quarters from every state <3

    You just need to know someone at the mint. 😀

    They do not strike those anymore so that will not work.

    Never stopped mint employees before, see the 1970's over much older coins

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I still find casual collectors pursuing the series, but they only buy the coins if they have exhausted their efforts in finding them in pocket change.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nope

    Frank

    BHNC #203

  • AngryTurtleAngryTurtle Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Try putting together a 50 coin set of a major mint error quarters from every state <3

    What are the "key dates"/stoppers for a state quarter error collection? I guess you could do a design set or include PDS mintmarks.

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AngryTurtle said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Try putting together a 50 coin set of a major mint error quarters from every state <3

    What are the "key dates"/stoppers for a state quarter error collection? I guess you could do a design set or include PDS mintmarks.

    2008 is a tough year for major state quarter errors.

    2008 Hawaii is the toughest and probably the hardest to obtain an example of a major error coin.

  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Had to buy a few of the 2009 but I still continue to put aside those in pristine condition whenever coming across them in pocket change and see if my youngest son's collection could do with a better coin upgrade than what is there in his album. o:)

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Try putting together a 50 coin set of a major mint error quarters from every state <3

    That was something I actually considered doing.

    I have alot of raw coins waiting to be graded, but probably would be cheaper to just buy them already slabbed.

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  • I do out of circulation. Old habits die hard I guess. I don't actively seek any out and I have a few missing ones from 7-8 years ago yet, but that's all part of the fun. Every year or so I make a new updated list of the ones I'm still missing. LOL I don't really search quarter rolls anymore either so its simply out of what I get in change as I mostly stick to pennies, nickels and dimes these days when roll hunting. I figure some year I'll focus on it just to catch up and fill in the holes, but it's not on my radar at the moment.

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes!

    It's a great series to collect out of circulation. There's nothing like paying $0.25 per coin for a complete collection, all in pretty nice shape!

    No, you'll never get wealthy on it, but it's fun!

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I need several holed ones yet for my set.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HoledandCreative That's an easy fix.

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  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I finished my album last year, but I did it the easy way—buying uncirculated mint sets and cutting them out. I really like the designs on the national park quarters, but haven’t made any moves to start that series. Too many other pursuits.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    A dead series, at least for the present.

    Measured financially, as long as it will matter to anyone reading this thread. SQ and later coinage must be saved in huge numbers, approaching some of the coins pre-dating the switchover to clad.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 22, 2022 12:04PM

    Odd enough, I have them all. My late mother-in-law got interested in them, and my wife built a set for her over the 10 years housed in a nice Littleton album. When she passed, I inherited the set. I kept all of the clad and silver Proof sets, although I did sell the later clad sets I had when I decided to collect only silver Proof sets.

    So I have them all, but not in a nice neat album. I don't like putting Proof coins in albums anyway.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never put a set together. If I did it would be silver only. As for now I enjoy theme sets. If I need one to represent a portion of the theme I buy a silver pf 70 slab off eBay.
    An example would be Alaska themed tokens, trade dollars, commemoratives and a slabbed 70 silver. 🧐

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  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy rolls on occasion... Try not to spend more than $20 on average.

    They have become a show favorite of mine.

    I also budget $50 to buy a few online each month.

    FWIW... Hit two top pops in the ATB years... and I think one resides in the DL Hanson collection and the other in a competing top 5 set.

    Probably my two most satisfying scores.

    Came from my first few mint rolls ever purchased.

    Two coins, turned into $3K+

    Spent a bunch of 66's lol

    Found a bunch of MS quality when searching for the privy marks in bank rolls.

    Haven't tried to duplicate the success, they just sit there waiting.

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  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I resumed collecting in 1998 right before the series started. I saved the 1999 coins out of change but lost interest after that. Still have those, somewhere.

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I still have my state quarters, but I am not collecting any more. :)

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  • kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭✭✭





    I still have a complete set in a Dansco album. It’s fun to visit from time to time

    "I'll split the atom! I am the fifth dimension! I am the eighth wonder of the world!" -Gef the talking mongoose.
  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1957joe said:
    i have been helping a friend with his coin collection. he has quite a few of the state quarters in books and folder maps. most seem to be uncirculated. I advertised on two or three sites and have 0 replies in two months. in my offer, i am practically giving them away at face value.

    Sadly, these are some of the coins that must wholesale less than face. It takes time or money to pay someone to get the coins ready for Coinstar.

  • batumibatumi Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    If stacking silver proof sets in which include them, that sell on the secondary market for a song, yes.

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Besides the silver issues, the state quarters remind of of cheap arcade tokens.

    Any common modern date, non=precious metal coins, will always be worth face value only, as far as I'm concerned.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    The few I knew who were collecting them, seem to have lost interest. Guess they are just so common that it got boring. Cheers, RickO

    They're more common than the bicentennial issues.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2022 6:53AM

    @yspsales said:
    I buy rolls on occasion... Try not to spend more than $20 on average.

    They have become a show favorite of mine.

    I also budget $50 to buy a few online each month.

    FWIW... Hit two top pops in the ATB years... and I think one resides in the DL Hanson collection and the other in a competing top 5 set.

    Probably my two most satisfying scores.

    Came from my first few mint rolls ever purchased.

    Two coins, turned into $3K+

    Spent a bunch of 66's lol

    Found a bunch of MS quality when searching for the privy marks in bank rolls.

    Haven't tried to duplicate the success, they just sit there waiting.

    I bought bags of them on ebay because I needed change for laundry machines in bulk which banks weren't providing in 2020 and 2021 and some banks in NYC still limit the amount of quarters they'll give.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @1957joe said:
    i have been helping a friend with his coin collection. he has quite a few of the state quarters in books and folder maps. most seem to be uncirculated. I advertised on two or three sites and have 0 replies in two months. in my offer, i am practically giving them away at face value.

    Sadly, these are some of the coins that must wholesale less than face. It takes time or money to pay someone to get the coins ready for Coinstar.

    Which is unfortunate. As much as this might have gotten many average people interested in coins, the US Mint also went overboard with the State Quarters and the ATB Quarters. Either way the future of the hobby isn't in circulating coins IMO, it's bullion.

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    Nope. Never did.

  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @vulcanize said:
    Had to buy a few of the 2009 but I still continue to put aside those in pristine condition whenever coming across them in pocket change and see if my youngest son's collection could do with a better coin upgrade than what is there in his album. o:)

    I have a special fondness for the state quarters because it was an educational tool that helped teach my then fourteen year old son a lot about USA as well as numismatics when the covid-19 lockdown had started almost three years ago.
    With his older two brothers being frontline workers, was getting bored being alone at home by himself.
    So to help manage his personal time more constructively, asked him to help sort out the jars of loose change collected over the years and he was hooked.
    It really cockled the heart to see his excitement about finding most of the circulated P&D coins from the series, eleven years after it ended, to fill one of those cheap 50 states albums from Amazon. This activity helped immensely to memorize the fun facts and educational details (date of statehood, capital, nickname, flower, tree, bird. etc.) of every state.
    The ATB series was ongoing at the time and didn't seem to be that enthusiastic.
    He has since then moved on to become a wheeler-dealer of sorts, flipping coins for a profit because of enjoying the money making aspect more than being a collector, while am still looking through pocket change for his state quarter upgrades.
    :#:'(


    Cheers.

  • JedPlanchetJedPlanchet Posts: 907 ✭✭✭

    TL;DR - I like collecting these from circulation!

    I have a full set 1965-2021 P&D from circulation (minus the 2019 D Guam) - purchased S mint (circ quality) & W mint quarters. I put some S circ quality quarters into real circulation. Hoping someone finds them in change.

    Did the map the first time around, the map came with a lame marker "coin" that I ended up replacing with a Twonie from circulation for the heck of it, since it fit well.

    No more maps. I mainly use generic H.E. Harris folders so I can set them up the way I want - I have the whole set of circulating clads from 1965 on in those. 8 folders and counting ...

    As far as the rest of the series - my Dad had a coffee can full of silver quarters that was close to a compete set - those ended up filling a good amount of an old style blue Whitman Album. I finished that part of the set off with a few eBay purchases.

    Now working my way through the American Women series of quarters - it's fun to collect them from circulation and I find the designs unique and interesting. I also like the change to the Laura Fraser Washington design for the obverse.

    When they finish this series, I'd like to see Theodore Roosevelt on the obverse, although the Mint blew the opportunity to do that with the National Parks series. We shall see!

    Whatever you are, be a good one. ---- Abraham Lincoln
  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭

    @JedPlanchet said:
    TL;DR - I like collecting these from circulation!

    I have a full set 1965-2021 P&D from circulation (minus the 2019 D Guam) - purchased S mint (circ quality) & W mint quarters. I put some S circ quality quarters into real circulation. Hoping someone finds them in change.

    Did the map the first time around, the map came with a lame marker "coin" that I ended up replacing with a Twonie from circulation for the heck of it, since it fit well.

    No more maps. I mainly use generic H.E. Harris folders so I can set them up the way I want - I have the whole set of circulating clads from 1965 on in those. 8 folders and counting ...

    As far as the rest of the series - my Dad had a coffee can full of silver quarters that was close to a compete set - those ended up filling a good amount of an old style blue Whitman Album. I finished that part of the set off with a few eBay purchases.

    Now working my way through the American Women series of quarters - it's fun to collect them from circulation and I find the designs unique and interesting. I also like the change to the Laura Fraser Washington design for the obverse.

    When they finish this series, I'd like to see Theodore Roosevelt on the obverse, although the Mint blew the opportunity to do that with the National Parks series. We shall see!

    I know someone suggested Teddy Roosevelt as a regular design a while ago and from my recollection is that politics is what prevents it. I think we should go back to lady liberty for our circulating coinage as idolizing any historical figure on our coins furthers polarization and everything is too politicized these days.

  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olympicsos said:

    @JedPlanchet said:
    TL;DR - I like collecting these from circulation!

    I have a full set 1965-2021 P&D from circulation (minus the 2019 D Guam) - purchased S mint (circ quality) & W mint quarters. I put some S circ quality quarters into real circulation. Hoping someone finds them in change.

    Did the map the first time around, the map came with a lame marker "coin" that I ended up replacing with a Twonie from circulation for the heck of it, since it fit well.

    No more maps. I mainly use generic H.E. Harris folders so I can set them up the way I want - I have the whole set of circulating clads from 1965 on in those. 8 folders and counting ...

    As far as the rest of the series - my Dad had a coffee can full of silver quarters that was close to a compete set - those ended up filling a good amount of an old style blue Whitman Album. I finished that part of the set off with a few eBay purchases.

    Now working my way through the American Women series of quarters - it's fun to collect them from circulation and I find the designs unique and interesting. I also like the change to the Laura Fraser Washington design for the obverse.

    When they finish this series, I'd like to see Theodore Roosevelt on the obverse, although the Mint blew the opportunity to do that with the National Parks series. We shall see!

    I know someone suggested Teddy Roosevelt as a regular design a while ago and from my recollection is that politics is what prevents it. I think we should go back to lady liberty for our circulating coinage as idolizing any historical figure on our coins furthers polarization and everything is too politicized these days.

    But then, I thought the commemorative parts should have been on the obverse, leaving the eagle on the reverse. That ship sailed 25 years ago, though.

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought it was fun to collect them from circulation. I filled Dansco P/D albums with the States/Territories and ATB Parks. I was able to put together a few sets of the 2019-2020 W mint quarters, too. That was really fun while I was learning about coins..

    I have a graded state quarter for my registry type set, but I don't collect high-end state quarters.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • CoffeeTimeCoffeeTime Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    My son has been working to collect all the modern quarters from coin roll searching. He’s getting close but some seem elusive. So yea, folks are still collecting these.

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm the world's biggest fan of anecdotal evidence and I still see people in the grocery stores and banks looking at their quarters. I believe there are still many hundreds of thousands, millions, of people collecting these.

    I even see a few looking at their other coins as well. Banks are as excited as ever to get halfs and Ikes but I have very few left for them.

    Tempus fugit.
  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Didn’t help they made millions of them and the collector versions were also very high mintage

  • OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put together a set of silver proofs and still have it. Tried the same thing with the ATBs but lost interest. Right now I'm paying $3 for PDS sets of the American women quarters from a guy in my coin club who gets rolls from the mint. I guess it's possible the S coins might be worth a few bucks someday.

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  • Had been tossing them in coffee cans for 20 years, but finally rolled them and took them to the bank. Somebody will be surprised to crack open a roll and find nearly pure lightly circulated statehoods. Have not figured out what to do with my mint-purchased rolls, as they were extra cost items, and once you pay eBay fees, they will be at a loss. Anybody interested in a buy or trade?

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2022 12:49PM

    @Custerlost said:
    Had been tossing them in coffee cans for 20 years, but finally rolled them and took them to the bank. Somebody will be surprised to crack open a roll and find nearly pure lightly circulated statehoods. Have not figured out what to do with my mint-purchased rolls, as they were extra cost items, and once you pay eBay fees, they will be at a loss. Anybody interested in a buy or trade?

    Open the mint rolls to search for a major mint error which you will not find. Then you can roll them up and get face at the bank. Take the loss.

    Always open unsearched rolls, you never know ;)

  • Yeah I wondered about that, especially where there are known variations like Wisconsin leaves.

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