The standard 2022 Dr. Sally Ride 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 Dr. Sally Ride next to the window of the space shuttle. Planet Earth can be seen through the window. This imagery is inspired by Ride's quote: "But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth."
Dr. Sally Ride was an astronaut and physicist. In 1983 she became the first American woman to go into space.
These coins are part of the American Women quarters program.
The US minted different series of the Dr. Sally Ride quarter. There is the 2022 P quarter, 2022 D quarter, 2022 S quarter, 2022 S proof quarter and 2022 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 below the date.
The value will depend on the series and the coin's condition. Below we will examine the value for each series.
The standard 2022 Dr. Sally Ride 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 2022 P Dr. Sally Ride quarter and 2022 D Dr. Sally Ride 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 2022 S Dr. Sally Ride quarter is worth around $2 in MS 63 uncirculated condition. The value is around $3 in MS 65 uncirculated condition.
The 2022 S proof Dr. Sally Ride 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 2022 S silver proof Dr. Sally Ride quarter is worth around $12 in PR 66DC condition. The value is around $20 in PR 69DC condition.
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.