The standard 2010 Hot Springs 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.

2010 Hot Springs Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design shows the front of the Hot Springs National Park headquarters. A fountain is built in front of the Spanish colonial style building.

Hot Springs National Park is located in central Garland County, Arkansas. Aptly named, this park has hot springs flowing from the western part of Hot Springs Mountain. Native Americans once used these springs to heal ailments.

Coin Information

These coins are part of the America the Beautiful quarters program.

The US minted different series of the Hot Springs quarter. There is the 2010 P quarter, 2010 D quarter, 2010 S proof quarter and 2010 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
2010 P Philadelphia 35,600,000
2010 D Denver 34,000,000
2010 S Proof San Francisco 1,402,889
2010 S Silver Proof San Francisco 859,417

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 2010 Hot Springs 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 2010 P Hot Springs quarter and 2010 D Hot Springs quarter are each worth around $0.45 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $0.50 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1.

The 2010 S proof Hot Springs 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 $3.21 as of February 17, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.77 per ounce.

The 2010 S silver proof Hot Springs 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:

2010 Grand Canyon Quarter
2010 Mount Hood Quarter
2010 Yellowstone Quarter
2010 Yosemite Quarter