The standard 2016 Shawnee 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 Shawnee Quarter

Design

On the reverse side of the coin the design shows a red-tailed hawk flying over Camel Rock in Shawnee National Forest.

Shawnee National Forest is located in Southern Illinois. This forest is home to Little Grand Canyon, Cedar Lake, and Hicks Dome among other sites. In total the forest encompasses 265,616 acres.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Shawnee 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 155,600,000
2016 D Denver 151,800,000
2016 S San Francisco 1,066,440
2016 S Proof San Francisco 732,039
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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee quarter and 2016 D Shawnee 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 Shawnee quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2016 S proof Shawnee 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 $3.13 as of May 28, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.30 per ounce.

The 2016 S silver proof Shawnee 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 Cumberland Gap Quarter
2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter
2016 Harpers Ferry Quarter
2016 Theodore Roosevelt Quarter