The standard 2015 Saratoga 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.

2015 Saratoga Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design shows British General John Burgoyne surrendering his sword to American General Horatio Gates. The British forces were defeated at the Battles of Saratoga in 1777. The inscription on the coin reads "British Surrender 1777".

Saratoga National Historical Park is located in New York and it preserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Saratoga quarter. There is the 2015 P quarter, 2015 D quarter, 2015 S quarter, 2015 S proof quarter and 2015 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
2015 P Philadelphia 223,000,000
2015 D Denver 215,800,000
2015 S San Francisco 1,045,500
2015 S Proof San Francisco 791,347
2015 S Silver Proof San Francisco 490,829

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 2015 Saratoga 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 2015 P Saratoga quarter and 2015 D Saratoga quarter are each worth around $0.50 in about uncirculated condition. The value is around $0.75 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1.

The 2015 S Saratoga quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $8 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2015 S proof Saratoga 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 $3.32 as of July 07, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.36 per ounce.

The 2015 S silver proof Saratoga quarter is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.

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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:

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter
2015 Bombay Hook Quarter
2015 Homestead Quarter
2015 Kisatchie Quarter