The standard 2011 Olympic 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.

2011 Olympic Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design is of Olympic National Park. The image shows a Roosevelt elk standing on a shallow part of the Hoh River. Mount Olympus can be seen in the background.

Olympic National Park is located in Northeast Washington (state) on the Olympic Peninsula. This park covers 922,650 acres and it has a lot of biodiversity that includes different ecosystems such as coastline and a temperate rainforest.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Olympic quarter. There is the 2011 P quarter, 2011 D quarter, 2011 S proof quarter and 2011 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
2011 P Philadelphia 30,400,000
2011 D Denver 30,600,000
2011 S Proof San Francisco 1,268,231
2011 S Silver Proof San Francisco 722,076

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 2011 Olympic 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 2011 P Olympic quarter and 2011 D Olympic 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 2011 S proof Olympic 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 2011 S silver proof Olympic 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:

2011 Chickasaw Quarter
2011 Gettysburg Quarter
2011 Glacier Quarter
2011 Vicksburg Quarter