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 2/3 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 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 $6.00, 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 Great Sand Dunes Quarter (90% Silver Proof)s Silver?
Yes! Great Sand Dunes NP Quarter'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 $1.75 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.25, 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 Great Sand Dunes is $4.25 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.48 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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