Price Guide and Information for 2008 Arizona State Quarters
2008 Arizona State Quarter History
The obverse of the 2008 Arizona 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 beautifully illustrated image of the Grand Canyon taking up the entire width of the coin. Across the center of the illustration is a banner that reads “The Grand Canyon State.” The banner runs behind a tall saguaro cactus that stands to the right side of the coin. The Grand Canyon is positioned in the North West corner of the state and covers a vast majority of land. At its deepest point, the canyon drops over one mile and can easily be seen from above. In the background of the image is a sun rising over the canyon to depict the birth of a new state. This was the 48th coin released in the Statehood Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Arizona 1912 – Grand Canyon State – 2008 – 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 Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii
Errors on the 2008 Arizona State Quarter There is only one error for the state of Arizona. The error occurs on the leave of the cactus plant, in which there is a die break. The depth and length of the die break on your coin may vary, but look for a small “cut” in the coin to determine if your coin had a die break. If so, the value of your coin will range from $5 to $10. 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 2008 Arizona State Quarter This coin, designed by John Flanagan and Joseph Menna was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. There were a total of 1,192,908 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.