The 2014 Great Smoky Mountains rendition of the America the Beautiful Quarter are some of the more popular in the series. While the obverse / front has the standard George Washington Bust present the reverse is the most distinguishable face.
Having spent a good deal of time exploring the Great Smoky Mountains the image of the cabin on the reverse instantly reminded us of the historic cabin located on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail just outside of Gatlinburg TN. In the sky a Hawk circles looking for prey. The cabin itself sits just at the edge of a lush forest.
There are several specific variations to be aware of with these coins, they are.
- 2014 P Standard Issue
- 2014 P 5oz Silver Bullion 99.9% pure
- 2014 D Standard Issue
- 2014 S Standard Issue (rare)
- 2014 S Non-Silver Proof Issue
- 2014 S 90% Silver Proof Issue
All in all there are 6 known variations with some errors known to exist as well.
Cabin Image Credit: Brent Moore
How much is a 2014 S Great Smoky Mountains Quarter (90% Silver Proof) worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $6.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $7 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 2014, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
What are your coins really worth?
Use the handy-dandy calculator below to find the real value of any Great Smoky Mountains in your collection.
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Are 2014 S Great Smoky Mountains Quarter (90% Silver Proof)s Silver?
Yes! Great Smoky Mountains's produced in 2014 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .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 2014 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 still worth $1.86 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.14, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.
Current silver melt value* for a 2014 D Smoky Mountains is $4.14 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.90 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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