The standard 2016 Cumberland Gap 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.

2016 Cumberland Gap Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design shows a frontiersman on mountain terrain at the Cumberland Gap. This frontiersman is looking out West, which is symbolic because many early pioneers once used the Cumberland Gap to migrate to western states.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is located at the border of Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. This park encompasses 20,508 acres and it receives over 700,000 annual visitors.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Cumberland Gap quarter. There is the 2016 P quarter, 2016 D quarter, 2016 S quarter, 2016 S proof quarter and 2016 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
2016 P Philadelphia 215,400,000
2016 D Denver 223,200,000
2016 S San Francisco 1,021,120
2016 S Proof San Francisco 701,831
2016 S Silver Proof San Francisco 515,205

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 2016 Cumberland Gap 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 2016 P Cumberland Gap quarter and 2016 D Cumberland Gap 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 2016 S Cumberland Gap quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2016 S proof Cumberland Gap 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 $3.47 as of July 14, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $19.16 per ounce.

The 2016 S silver proof Cumberland Gap 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:

2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter
2016 Harpers Ferry Quarter
2016 Shawnee Quarter
2016 Theodore Roosevelt Quarter