The Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter was released in 2014 and was the 24th of the America the Beautiful Coins to be released to the public. The reverse has an image of a boy and his father playing in the sand with a pail and small shovel. The initials DE are present on the middle right and these stand for Don Everhart, the Sculptor and Engraver for the reverse. A large sand dune can be seen in the background and takes up roughly ? of the entire quarter. Inscribed around the edge near the rim are the words Great Sand Dunes, Colorado, E pluribus Unum, and the date 2014.
Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the southeastern portion of Colorado, and covers an estimated 232.9 square miles. The park is famous for its sand boarding and sand sledding along with hiking and backpacking. Medano Creek is another great attraction for the area, and is likely what influenced the Don Everhart to add a creek to the reverse of the image
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 Great Sand Dunes NP Quarter (Non 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 $1, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $8 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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