The standard 2021 Tuskegee Airmen 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.
On the reverse side of the coin the design shows a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to fight in WWII. Moton field and two fighter jets are shown in the background. The Tuskegee Airmen were the men and women of different nationalities that fought as pilots and support staff during WWII.
The phrase "THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS" is inscribed on the coin. This phrase refers to the fact that the Tuskegee Airmen fought against enemies abroad and racism at home.
The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is located in Alabama. This site preserves the area where the Tuskegee Airmen were trained and it also includes a museum.
These coins are part of the America the Beautiful quarters program.
The US minted different series of the Tuskegee Airmen quarter. There is the 2021 P quarter, 2021 D quarter, 2021 S quarter, 2021 S proof quarter and 2021 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.
The value will depend on the series and the coin's condition. Below we will examine the value for each series.
The standard 2021 Tuskegee Airmen 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 2021 P Tuskegee Airmen quarter and 2021 D Tuskegee Airmen 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 2021 S Tuskegee Airmen quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.
The 2021 S proof Tuskegee Airmen 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 $4.71 as of September 25, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.08 per ounce.
The 2021 S silver proof Tuskegee Airmen quarter is worth around $12 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $20 in PR 69DC condition.
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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.