What is the value of a 1788 New Hampshire quarter?
Unless it's uncirculated, face value only.
To explain, your quarter wasn't minted in 1788 nor was it made in New Hampshire. It's one of the State Quarters series minted from 1999 to 2009 honoring each of the 50 states and 6 other districts of the US. 1788 is the date New Hampshire was admitted to the Union; the minting year (2000) is at the bottom of the reverse side.
Hundreds of millions of state quarters were minted; except for a few issues that had minting errors any that you find in change are only worth, well, a quarter.
The first US quarter dollars were minted in 1796. If your quarter has a picture of George Washington on one side, 1788 near the top of the other side, and it looks new, that's because it IS new. You have a State Quarter with two dates on it. 1788 is the date that the state was admitted to the Union, NOT the date the coin was minted! The minting date is at the bottom of…
That's just a state quarter. 1788 is the year New York became a state, and 2001 is when the coin was minted. If it's gold, then someone gold-plated a regular quarter. It doesn't add any value for a collector, as it's now more of a novelty or souvenir. It's only worth as much as someone is willing to pay.
Delaware (1787), Pennsylvania (1787), New Jersey (1787), Georgia (1788), Connecticut (1788), Massachusetts (1788), Maryland (1788), South Carolina (1788), New Hampshire (1788), Virginia (1788), New York (1788), North Carolina (1789), Rhode Island (1790), Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), Tennessee (1796), and Ohio (1803) joined the union by 1809.
Uh, please look at the rest of the state quarters in your pocket change. They ALL have the state's date of admission to the Union at the top of the coin and the date they were minted at the bottom. So your quarter is dated 2000, not 1788 - that's when NH joined the Union! Bottom lline, it's only worth 25 cents. Billions of state quarters have been minted since 1999.
Delaware (December 7, 1787) Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787) New Jersey (December 18, 1787) Georgia (January 2, 1788) Connecticut (January 9, 1788) Massachusetts (February 6, 1788) Maryland (April 28, 1788) South Carolina (May 23, 1788) New Hampshire (June 21, 1788) Virginia (June 25, 1788) New York (July 26, 1788) North Carolina (November 21, 1788) Rhode Island (May 29, 1790)