The standard 2006 South Dakota state quarters are made of a clad composition that contains 75% copper and 25% 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.

2006 South Dakota Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is a design that features a Chinese ring-necked pheasant (the state bird) flying over Mount Rushmore. Heads of wheat border the coin.

Mount Rushmore has sculptures of four former presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

The year 1889 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that South Dakota officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the South Dakota quarter. There is the 2006 P quarter, 2006 D quarter, 2006 S proof quarter and 2006 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
2006 P Philadelphia 245,000,000
2006 D Denver 265,800,000
2006 S Proof San Francisco 2,882,428
2006 S Silver Proof San Francisco 1,585,008

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 2006 South Dakota 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 2006 P South Dakota quarter and 2006 D South Dakota 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 $2.

The 2006 S proof South Dakota 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 $3.29 as of January 27, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.21 per ounce.

The 2006 S silver proof South Dakota 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:

2006 Colorado Quarter
2006 Nebraska Quarter
2006 Nevada Quarter
2006 North Dakota Quarter