The standard 2016 Harpers Ferry 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 Harpers Ferry Quarter


On the reverse side of the coin the design shows John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry. In 1859 John Brown led an abolitionist group to take over the armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown was captured and hanged but his fort (the old firehouse) still stands at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located in West Virginia at the confluence of the Potomac River and Shenandoah River.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Harpers Ferry 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 434,630,000
2016 D Denver 424,000,000
2016 S San Francisco 1,035,840
2016 S Proof San Francisco 701,203
2016 S Silver Proof San Francisco 515,205


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 Harpers Ferry 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 2016 P Harpers Ferry quarter and 2016 D Harpers Ferry quarter are each worth 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 Harpers Ferry quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2016 S proof Harpers Ferry 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 $5.01. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $27.72 per ounce.

The 2016 S silver proof Harpers Ferry quarter is worth around $12 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $20 in PR 69DC condition.

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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:

2016 Cumberland Gap Quarter
2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter
2016 Shawnee Quarter
2016 Theodore Roosevelt Quarter