The standard 2010 Yellowstone 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.

2010 Yellowstone Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design features Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser and two bison- a mature bison in the foreground and a bison to the right of the geyser.

Yellowstone is a famous national park. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming. It spans over two million acres and it's home to wildlife such as bison, elk, wolves and grizzly bears. Yellowstone was the first ever US national park, and many consider it to be the first national park in the entire world.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Yellowstone 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 33,600,000
2010 D Denver 34,800,000
2010 S Proof San Francisco 1,404,259
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 Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone quarter and 2010 D Yellowstone 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 $2.

The 2010 S proof Yellowstone 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 $4.14 as of September 27, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.89 per ounce.

The 2010 S silver proof Yellowstone 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 Hot Springs Quarter
2010 Mount Hood Quarter
2010 Yosemite Quarter