The standard 2017 Ellis Island 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.

2017 Ellis Island Quarter


On the reverse side of the coin the design shows an immigrant family arriving to Ellis Island. The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital is shown in the background.

Ellis Island is located in New York Harbor and it was once the gateway for millions of immigrants coming to America. The entire island is only 27.5 acres.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Ellis Island quarter. There is the 2017 P quarter, 2017 D quarter, 2017 S quarter, 2017 S proof quarter and 2017 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
2017 P Philadelphia 234,000,000
2017 D Denver 254,000,000
2017 S San Francisco 956,200
2017 S Proof San Francisco 674,537
2017 S Silver Proof San Francisco 496,626


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 2017 Ellis Island 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 2017 P Ellis Island quarter and 2017 D Ellis Island 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 2017 S Ellis Island quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2017 S proof Ellis Island 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 $5.33. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.47 per ounce.

The 2017 S silver proof Ellis Island 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:

2017 Effigy Mounds Quarter
2017 Frederick Douglass Quarter
2017 George Rogers Clark Quarter
2017 Ozark Riverways Quarter