Price Guide and Information for 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park ATB Quarters
2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter History
The obverse of the 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 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 iron-clad steam ship sailing up the river. The battle of Vicksburg was fought from May 18 to July 4 of 1863. The park itself is located in Vicksburg, Mississippi along the banks of the Mississippi River. The site has reconstructed forts to teach visitors about the battles that took place there. There is around 16 miles of road that winds its way through the park. This was the 9th coin released in the U.S. National Parks Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Vicksburg – Mississippi – 2011 – E Pluribus Unum.” All of the circulation United States National Park 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 2011 included Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, Vicksburg, and Chickasaw.
Errors on the 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter There are currently no known errors of this coin. If you ever run across anything that looks unusual with this United States National Park 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 U.S. National Parks Quarter is only worth the face value of $0.25. These coins can be spent, saved, or taken to the bank.
Varieties on the 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter This coin was produced in a silver variety as part of proof sets. 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 National Park 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. If you come across a large, thick coin that has a similar design, the United States Mint did produce 5 ounce replicas of these coins. You will know you have one simply based on the size and weight. These will not be coins that you find in pocket-change.