The standard 2008 Arizona 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.

2008 Arizona Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is a design that features two different images: the Grand Canyon and a desert landscape with cacti. The state's motto "The Grand Canyon State" is also shown. The Grand Canyon is the top tourist attraction in Arizona and it attracts a few million tourists each year. It's classified as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The year 1912 is inscribed on the coin because this was the year that Arizona officially joined the union.

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the Arizona quarter. There is the 2008 P quarter, 2008 D quarter, 2008 S proof quarter and 2008 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
2008 P Philadelphia 244,600,000
2008 D Denver 265,000,000
2008 S Proof San Francisco 2,078,112
2008 S Silver Proof San Francisco 1,192,908

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 2008 Arizona 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 2008 P Arizona quarter and 2008 D Arizona 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 2008 S proof Arizona 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 $5.27 as of August 10, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.14 per ounce.

The 2008 S silver proof Arizona 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:

2008 Alaska Quarter
2008 Hawaii Quarter
2008 New Mexico Quarter
2008 Oklahoma Quarter