The standard 2017 Frederick Douglass 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 Frederick Douglass Quarter


On the reverse side of the coin the design shows Frederick Douglass writing at his estate in Washington D.C. Frederick Douglass was a writer and a leader of the abolitionist movement.

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is located in Washington D.C. and it preserves Douglass' home and estate.

Note: Frederick Douglass is also featured on the District of Columbia quarter.

Coin Information

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

The US minted different series of the Frederick Douglass 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 184,800,000
2017 D Denver 185,800,000
2017 S San Francisco 934,940
2017 S Proof San Francisco 672,188
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 Frederick Douglass 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 2017 P Frederick Douglass quarter and 2017 D Frederick Douglass 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 2017 S Frederick Douglass quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.

The 2017 S proof Frederick Douglass 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 $4.08 as of December 04, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.54 per ounce.

The 2017 S silver proof Frederick Douglass quarter is worth around $10 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.



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See also:

2017 Effigy Mounds Quarter
2017 Ellis Island Quarter
2017 George Rogers Clark Quarter
2017 Ozark Riverways Quarter