Arches National Park located on the easternmost portion of Utah in the United States is spread over 76,680 acres. The park is located on the High Colorado Plateau, and on the plateau stands the nation's most famous Natural Archway.
In 2014 the United States Mint released the Arches National Park Quarter as part of its very successful America the Beautiful Quarter series. The reverse was created by both Donna Weaver (designer) and Charles L. Vickersthe (sculptor). The initials present on back are DW, and CLV respectively representing both artists. The reverse center displays the Natural Arch that the park is so famous for along with these inscriptions; Arches, Utah, E Pluribus Unum, and the date 2014.
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.
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How much is a 2014 S Arches National Park Quarter (90% Silver Proof) worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $5.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $13 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. *** [?].
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Are 2014 S Arches National Park Quarter (90% Silver Proof)s Silver?
Yes! Arches National Park'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 $0.67 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.33, 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 Arches National Park is $4.33 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.96 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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