Pretty penny: How your state quarter could be worth up to $55

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A handful of freshly minted West Virginia quarters featuring the New River Gorge Bridge are seen Friday, Oct.14, 2005 in Charleston, W.Va. The new quarter is the 35th coin to be issued in the United States Mint’s popular 50 State Quarters Program. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner) JEFF GENTNER, STR/AP

Pretty penny: How your state quarter could be worth up to $55

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Check your quarters, you could be holding on to a piece of silver worth $55.

State coins that were minted from 1999 to 2008 are worth more than their face value as the demand for precious metals has been increasing. Some are 90% silver compared to a higher percentage of copper and nickel. The value changes depending on the current price of silver.

The value varies by state, but the priciest version is Pennsylvania at $55, followed by Connecticut at $50. Georgia is worth $48. Silver proof coins are marked with an S, meaning San Francisco Mint, and have a slightly different edge.

Other coins marked D for Denver Mint and P for Philadelphia Mint are worth less, but there are exceptions. An uncirculated Denver Mint Wisconsin quarter could be worth $100 if you find one with extra leaves on its corn cob design, according to the Nationwide Coin and Bullion Reserve. Other estimates place it at $175.

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While most people won’t find the silver-proof version, other state quarters have some value.

KTLA News created a chart that shows the value of each state quarter, depending on where it was minted. It shows that Georgia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania D and P coins are worth $3.50, while the lowest value is $1 in a handful of states.

The Mint struck some S coins that were a lower silver grade, and those are worth an average of $7.03. Ohio coins are worth the most at $15, according to Coin Trackers. The lowest-priced S coins are $4 for Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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State quarters in mint condition are worth an average of $1.71 each, with the value changing depending on the current price of silver.

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