Price Guide and Information for 2006 South Dakota State Quarters
2006 South Dakota State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2006 South 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 a large bird flying in the foreground. The bird is positioned at the top center of the coin. In the background is the famous mountain sculpture, Mount Rushmore. Rushmore has made several appearances on different commemorative coins. The bird shown on the coin is the Chinese ring-necked pheasant , which happens to be the state bird. Mount Rushmore shows the heads of four presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. The designer of the monument was also a coin designer and designed several other mountain monuments. The committee that was appointed chose from fifty different concepts and narrowed those down to five. Of the final five, the motif of a bison standing in a grassy field was decided upon. However, when it was noted that North Dakota’s was extremely similar, and the fact that it would be insulting not to include Mount Rushmore, the design was changed. This was the 40th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “South 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 South Dakota State Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with the South 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 South Dakota State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Don Everhart 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.