- Year: 2003
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Illinois State Quarter
- Price: 25 cents-$11.00
- Face Value: 0.25 USD
- Produced: 1,125,000
- Edge: Reeded
- Silver Content: 90%
- Silver Weight: 0.1808 oz.
- Melt Value: $3.59
- Melt Value: $3.59
Notes: The info above is for the Silver proof version of this coin the Quarter. The Illinois state quarter was minted and issued in January 2003 and was designed by Donna Weaver. It has Abraham Lincoln, 21 stars outlining the quarter, and the words land of Lincoln and 21st state. All the state quarters have the words E Pluribus Unum on the reverse bottom middle.
How much is a Silver Proof Illinois Quarter worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 25 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $11 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 2003, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are Silver Proof Illinois Quarters Silver?
Yes! Illinois State Quarter's produced in 2003 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.1808 troy oz or 5.623 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
Coinage issued in 2003 will only contain silver if minted as a silver proof. Is your coin a silver proof or just a proof? Do they weigh more than other identical coins from the same year? If so they are likely 90% silver. 90% silver coins are much denser than the modern 90% copper 10% nickel blend the mint uses today.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is worth $3.34 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $3.59, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..
Current silver melt value* for a 2003 D Illinois is $3.59 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $19.84 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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