Maryland State Quarters (Buy on eBay) were released on March 13, 2000 as the seventh coin in the 50 State Quarters program. Maryland’s original Statehood date was April 28, 1788.
The reverse design features the Maryland Statehouse. The inscriptions include the State name, Statehood date, mintage date, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “The Old Line State.” The coin’s reverse was designed by William J. Krawczewicz and engraved by Thomas D. Rodgers
The Maryland Statehouse dates back to 1772 and is the country’s largest wooden dome built without using nails. The Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War was ratified in the structure. It also served as the nation’s first peacetime capital. On the quarter, the dome is surrounded by White oak leaf clusters.
The final design was selected by the governor after initial review and approval by the Treasury Secretary, Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee, Fine Arts Commission, and the Maryland Commemorative Coin Committee. The last mentioned committee was formed for the explicit purpose of evaluating the states proposed quarter designs.
The Philadelphia mint produced 678,200,000 coins. The Denver mint produced 556,532,000 coins. The San Francisco Mint produced clad proof and 90% silver proof coins for inclusion in government issued proof sets.
Maryland Quarter Mintages
- 2000-P Maryland Quarter: 678,200,000
- 2000-D Maryland Quarter: 556,532,000
- 2000-S Proof Maryland Quarter: 4,020,172
- 2000-S Silver Proof Maryland Quarter: 965,421
Maryland Quarter Specifications
- Designers: William Cousins after John Flanagan (obverse), William J. Krawczewicz (reverse)
- Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
- Diameter: 24.26 mm
- Weight: 5.67 grams
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Edge: Reeded