The standard 2004 Florida state quarters are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Clad proof quarters and silver proof quarters were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

2004 Florida Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there are several different images that include a space shuttle, a Spanish galleon ship, and a section of land with palm trees. The inscription reads: "Gateway to Discovery".

Florida has a long history of discovery and exploration. The explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in the region of Florida when searching for the Fountain of Youth. In modern times, Florida is known for the Kennedy Space Center which is one of ten NASA field centers.

The year 1845 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Florida officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Florida quarter. There is the 2004 P quarter, 2004 D quarter, 2004 S proof quarter and 2004 S silver proof quarter.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.

Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin under the "IN GOD WE TRUST" motto.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2004 P Philadelphia 240,200,000
2004 D Denver 241,600,000
2004 S Proof San Francisco 2,740,684
2004 S Silver Proof San Francisco 1,769,786

Value

The value will depend on the series and the coin's condition. Below we will examine the value for each series.

Clad Quarters

The standard 2004 Florida clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in the higher condition grades.

Both the 2004 P Florida quarter and 2004 D Florida quarter are each worth around $0.35 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $0.75 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $3.

The 2004 S proof Florida quarter is worth around $3 in PR 65 condition.

Silver Proof Quarter

This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $4.45 as of October 25, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.58 per ounce.

The 2004 S silver proof Florida quarter is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.

Grading System

About uncirculated- There is a slight trace of wear on the high points of the design. Half of the coin's mint luster is still intact.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

2004 Iowa Quarter
2004 Michigan Quarter
2004 Texas Quarter
2004 Wisconsin Quarter