The Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina quarter from 2015 is one of many coins in the America the Beautiful coin series produced by the United States Mint. The North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway starts near Cumberland Knob and runs south west ending just north of Cherokee NC. The North Carolina section of the parkway alone has nearly 30 tunnels similar to the one shown on the reverse of the quarter.
The reverse of these coins were designed by Joseph Menna and Frank Morris. The words Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, and E Pluribus Unum are present as well as the year 2015. North Carolina's state flower is the white dogwood and is present on the bottom right. The road winds its way into one of the many tunnels you will find on the blue ridge parkway. Bridges crossing the parkway are required to have a more rustic rocky design to match all previous bridge and tunnel entrances.
There are several specific variations to be aware of with these coins, they are.
- 2015 P Standard Issue
- 2014 P 5oz Silver Bullion 99.9% pure
- 2015 D Standard Issue
- 2015 S Standard Issue (rare)
- 2015 S Non-Silver Proof Issue
- 2015 S 90% Silver Proof Issue
There are 6 known variations with some errors known to exist as well. Production numbers for coinage this year increased by around 30% making previous years worth slightly more.
Check out the blue ridge parkways interactive parkway map and select tunnels as a category to find all tunnels.
How much is a 2015 S Blue Ridge Parkway (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 2015, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 2015 S Blue Ridge Parkway (90% Silver Proof)s Silver?
Yes! Blue Ridge Parkway NC's produced in 2015 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 2015 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 $1.26 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $3.74, 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 2015 D Blue Ridge Parkway is $3.74 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $20.71 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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