One of the more common errors on 2003 Missouri Quarters is canceled waffle quarters. These errors appear on the coin’s reverse. These quarters are considered rare by numismatists and are worth anywhere from $5 to $10. The best way to determine the value of your 2003 Missouri Quarter is to consult an expert coin grading company. The average circulation State Quarter has a face value of $0.25. You can spend it, save it, or even take it to the bank to cash it.
A third error was struck on the coin when it was struck in Philadelphia in 2003. A misprint on the coin caused the portrait of George Washington to appear at a 180-degree angle from the original quarter. The error was caused when a mischievous mint worker accidentally fed an amusement token to a teller. This misprint increased the value of the coin. It is estimated that a million copies of this coin were produced.
A similar error happened on the 2004-D Wisconsin quarter. The quarter shows an extra leaf in one position. One variety has an extra leaf higher than the primary left leaf, while the other variety shows an extra leaf lower down. Both varieties are valuable. An uncirculated specimen of the 2004-D Wisconsin error variety is worth $50, while an uncirculated one can fetch up to $100. Regardless of its condition, it will be worth at least a few hundred dollars.
Other common mistakes on 2003 Missouri quarters include extra treetops on the reverse. This misalignment can make the coin look like there is an extra tree in the background. The second error, called “doubled die,” is a common occurrence on this coin. During its production, the master tool used to impress the design slipped and made it appear like it had extra trees on the reverse. The strength of the doubled impressions will determine the value of the coin.
One of the most common Missouri state quarters, the 2003-P, has low mintage and is struck by the Philadelphia Mint. It is highly sought after among coin collectors. In some cases, it is possible to buy worn examples of the 2003-P for face value. Mint State specimens can fetch as much as $1. And while they might be difficult to find, these coins are still valuable today. The 2003-P Missouri quarter is still worth a few bucks, but these coins have become rarer and more valuable.
Another error that was common on the 2003-P Missouri quarter is a raised line at the horse’s mouth. This was caused by a die crack at the Philadelphia mint. It is difficult to detect in worn quarters, but the coins were worth more than a few hundred dollars years ago. However, today, worn 1999-P Delaware quarters are worth $5 to $15, while mint state pieces can reach $30. It is possible to buy a 2003-P Missouri quarter with this error and sell it for a nice profit.
A 2004 Wisconsin state quarter with a leaf and double denomination can be worth $50-100. This is the worst error coin that has ever been struck. The die became stuck to the planchet or detached, causing the coin to strike off-center. When it struck again, the die was off-center, leaving two separate images on the obverse. This is known as “brockage” in the coin collecting industry.
A third error that is common on the 2003 Missouri state quarter is on the rim. A 2004-P quarter struck in Philadelphia is harder to find than its Missouri counterpart. While they are rare, many 2003-P quarters have fallen into collections and are no longer worth their face value. A worn example is worth face value, but an uncirculated example could be worth as much as $1. The 2003-P Missouri quarter has the lowest value among regular-issue circulation-strike 50-cents.