Friday, April 15, 2011

2010 Grand Canyon Quarter

Do you have a quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Weird I have been getting the America the Beautiful quarters in order of release, well a year late.

This is from the Denver mint and is also the first national park quarters that has a higher Denver than Philadelphia mintage. Granted it is only higher by 400,000 but that is enough to dominate the circulation.




Look carefully at the right side on the reverse, at 3 o'clock, there is a figure holding a stick. The person could be a park ranger, hiker or most likely a Native American from 1,000 years ago visiting one of their granaries.

Again another place I would love to visit. I have been watching the National Parks series by Ken Burns and the history is amazing. The foresight of the parks creators were an act of greatness that should never be forgotten,

Type/Country: 25 Cents-Grand Canyon / United States
Year: 2010 D
Mintage: 35,400,000 (estimated)
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a coin from America and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

8 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

Huh. Thanks for pointing out that person on the back. I probably wouldn't have noticed it. Well, it's hard to say since I haven't received a Grand Canyon one, yet.

Anyway, is that Formica?

Man said...

Anyway, is that Formica?

Bathroom tile but I have no idea what it is made of.

obsessedwithpennies said...

That coin is at least MS 63. It has no wear, the weakness on the obverse is because of the higher relief in the reverse.

Man said...

That coin is at least MS 63.

Possibly but again I'm like understating.

cd500033 said...

Have a Grand Canyon Quarter with no copper showing.. Shows it was minted in Denver could you please show some of the ridges for the quarter to see if that is what I have.

Man said...

Grand Canyon Quarter with no copper showing.. Shows it was minted in Denver could you please show some of the ridges for the quarter to see if that is what I have.

There are many reasons that you will see no copper. The most common is plated by an outside company.

If I show the ridges it would not solve your mystery. You need to weigh the coin with a 0.01 gram scale.

marvin said...

I have a 2010 D Grand Canyon quarter that looks like it is silver on the edge, no copper...very shiny. Could it be silver? If not why no copper on edge like the others?

Man said...

2010 D Grand Canyon quarter that looks like it is silver on the edge, no copper...very shiny. Could it be silver?

Probably plated which is common and ruins the value.

If not try weighing it if you suspect it being an error.