The standard 2013 Fort McHenry 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.

2013 Fort McHenry Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design shows Fort McHenry during a Defenders' Day fireworks celebration.

Fort McHenry was the site of an important battle during the War of 1812. In 1814 the US fought off the British navy when they attacked from Chesapeake Bay. This battle inspired poet Francis Scott Key to write America's National Anthem. The historic Fort McHenry is now a national park. It's located in Baltimore, Maryland and it attracts over a half million visitors each year.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Fort McHenry quarter. There is the 2013 P quarter, 2013 D quarter, 2013 S quarter, 2013 S proof quarter and 2013 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
2013 P Philadelphia 120,000,000
2013 D Denver 151,400,000
2013 S San Francisco 1,313,680
2013 S Proof San Francisco 946,380
2013 S Silver Proof San Francisco 467,691

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 2013 Fort McHenry 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 2013 P Fort McHenry quarter and 2013 D Fort McHenry 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 2013 S Fort McHenry quarter is worth around $1 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $8 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2013 S proof Fort McHenry 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 $3.29 as of February 19, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.20 per ounce.

The 2013 S silver proof Fort McHenry 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:

2013 Great Basin Quarter
2013 Mount Rushmore Quarter
2013 Perry's Victory Quarter
2013 White Mountain Quarter