The standard 2009 US Virgin Islands US territory 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.

2009 US Virgin Islands Quarter

The US Virgin Islands are a group of islands located in the Caribbean. The main islands include: Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix. The US Virgin Islands became an official US territory in 1927.

Design

On the reverse side of the coin there is a design that features the Yellow Cedar flower (the territory's official flower), a Bananaquit bird (the territory's official bird), a Tyre Palm Tree, and an outline of its three main islands.

There is also an inscription that reads "United in Pride and Hope".

Coin Information

The US minted different series of the US Virgin Islands quarter. There is the 2009 P quarter, 2009 D quarter, 2009 S proof quarter and 2009 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
2009 P Philadelphia 41,000,000
2009 D Denver 41,000,000
2009 S Proof San Francisco 2,113,478
2009 S Silver Proof San Francisco 996,548

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 2009 US Virgin Islands 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 2009 P US Virgin Islands quarter and 2009 D US Virgin Islands quarter are each worth around $0.75 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $1 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $2.

The 2009 S proof US Virgin Islands 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 $5.12 as of August 07, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $28.32 per ounce.

The 2009 S silver proof US Virgin Islands 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:

2009 American Samoa Quarter
2009 District of Columbia Quarter
2009 Guam Quarter
2009 Northern Mariana Islands Quarter
2009 Puerto Rico Quarter