The standard 2012 Denali 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.

2012 Denali Quarter


On the reverse side of the coin the design shows a Dall sheep in the foreground and Denali mountain in the background.

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in Alaska and it includes the Denali mountain. This large park covers 6,045,153 acres and it has different types of terrain such as tundra, snow, glaciers, and forest.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Denali quarter. There is the 2012 P quarter, 2012 D quarter, 2012 S quarter, 2012 S proof quarter and 2012 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
2012 P Philadelphia 135,400,000
2012 D Denver 166,600,000
2012 S San Francisco 1,409,220
2012 S Proof San Francisco 959,602
2012 S Silver Proof San Francisco 608,060


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 2012 Denali clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

Both the 2012 P Denali quarter and 2012 D Denali quarter are each worth 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 2012 S Denali quarter is worth around $1 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $8 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2012 S proof Denali quarter is worth around $4.50 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $15 in PR 69DC condition.

Silver Proof Quarter

This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.35. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.57 per ounce.

The 2012 S silver proof Denali quarter is worth around $12 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $20 in PR 69DC condition.

Grading System

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 66DC proof- There are minimal marks and hairlines.

PR 69DC proof- Only the slightest imperfections are present.



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See also:

2012 Acadia Quarter
2012 Chaco Culture Quarter
2012 El Yunque Quarter
2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter