Price Guide and Information for 2006 North Dakota State Quarters
2006 North Dakota State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2006 North Dakota State Quarter shows the standard Washington Quarter design with a few alterations. The Washington Quarter, that ran from 1932-1998, had the date on the obverse, as well as the word “Liberty.” This design was changed slightly with the introduction of the State Quarters, and later the Territory Quarters and National Park Quarters. The new design still shows Washington looking left, however the obverse text now reads “United States of America – Liberty – In God We Trust – Quarter Dollar.” The reverse of this coin depicts another illustration of the American Bison roaming the plains. This is the second state quarter to show such a scene, as referenced earlier in the Kansas coin. However, on this coin, there are two bison that are positioned in front of mountains in the background. The mountains are the buttes of the North Dakotan badlands. This wonderful illustration represents the state that entered the union in 1889. The Colorado Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission was organized to formulate an idea to present to the United States Mint. As with most states, there was a large participation. Carr, a popular coin designer, also submitted his ideas for the coin. One such idea was a skier coming down some of the famous peaks that Colorado offers. Most of the designs featured the wonder scenery in the state. The final design shows Pike’s Peak. Governor John Hoeven wanted the best design possible for this coin. He set up a nine member group composed of historians, teachers, tourism officials, and politicians. There were 400 entries submitted for the contest. They committee narrowed down the list and sent the written suggestions to the United States Mint. The Mint showed the state their designs with several changes. The coin designs were then shown to citizens who got to choose between the American Bison design and Canadian Geese. The people spoke and they chose the Badland with Bison. This was the 39th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “North Dakota 1889 – 2006 – E Pluribus Unum.” All of the Statehood Quarters were clad, meaning that they were seventy-five to eighty percent copper, and the rest was composed of nickel. The core of the coins were solid copper. These coins, however, were produced in silver for special Silver Proof Sets. The coins minted in included Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Errors on the 2006 North Dakota State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the North Dakota State Quarter, please contact one of our experts to have the error verified, or send the coin to a professional grading company for their opinion. However, the average circulation State Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 2006 North Dakota State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Donna Weaver was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 1,585,008 silver coins produced for this series. They are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The average price of the single silver coin ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the grade. The easy indicator to determine if your coin is silver is by the mint mark. The silver quarters will have an “S” mintmark, rather than a “P” or “D.” In addition to the silver quarters, late-night TV. began selling gold plated State Quarters in an attempt to con viewers into thinking that the coin would be worth a lot more. Unfortunately, the amount of gold that it takes to plate a quarter is very insignificant, and these gold plated quarters have no value in the collector community.