Price Guide and Information for 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ATB Quarters
2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter History
The obverse of the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical 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 John Brown’s fort in West Virginia. The coin is telling the story of John Brown’s uprising against the government, when civilians stole items from the armory and revolted. This was the location of a mass shooting, but it is also well known for the scenery at the meeting of the Potomac River and Shenandoah River. This was the 33rd coin released in the U.S. National Parks Quarters program. The reverse text of the coin reads “Harpers Ferry – John Brown’s Fort – West Virginia – 2016 – 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 2016 included Shawnee, Cumberland Gap, Harpers Ferry, Theodore Roosevelt, and Fort Moultrie.
Errors on the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical 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 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical 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.