The standard 2014 Arches 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.

2014 Arches Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design features Delicate Arch, which is a 65 foot natural sandstone arch located at Arches National Park.

Arches National Park is located on the Colorado Plateau in eastern Utah. This park encompasses 76,679 acres and it has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Arches quarter. There is the 2014 P quarter, 2014 D quarter, 2014 S quarter, 2014 S proof quarter and 2014 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
2014 P Philadelphia 214,200,000
2014 D Denver 251,400,000
2014 S San Francisco 1,235,940
2014 S Proof San Francisco 844,775
2014 S Silver Proof San Francisco 472,107

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 2014 Arches 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 2014 P Arches quarter and 2014 D Arches 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 2014 S Arches quarter is worth around $1 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $8 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2014 S proof Arches 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 $2.52 as of March 31, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $13.92 per ounce.

The 2014 S silver proof Arches 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:

2014 Everglades Quarter
2014 Great Sand Dunes Quarter
2014 Great Smoky Mountains Quarter
2014 Shenandoah Quarter