The standard 2005 Oregon 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.

2005 Oregon Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is an image of Crater Lake, which is located in south-central Oregon. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the entire country. The lake was formed around 7,700 years ago from the collapse of the Mount Mazama volcano. This lake and its surrounding area are part of Crater Lake National Park which has campgrounds and recreational activities.

The year 1859 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Oregon officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Oregon quarter. There is the 2005 P quarter, 2005 D quarter, 2005 S proof quarter and 2005 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
2005 P Philadelphia 316,200,000
2005 D Denver 404,000,000
2005 S Proof San Francisco 3,262,960
2005 S Silver Proof San Francisco 1,678,649

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 2005 Oregon 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 2005 P Oregon quarter and 2005 D Oregon quarter are each worth around $0.30 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 $5.

The 2005 S proof Oregon 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 $3.47 as of July 14, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $19.16 per ounce.

The 2005 S silver proof Oregon 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:

2005 California Quarter
2005 Kansas Quarter
2005 Minnesota Quarter
2005 West Virginia Quarter