How Much Are Silver Quarters Worth?

quarter-by-clix.jpg The category of "silver quarters" is quite broad and, thus, includes a number of different designs, dates of production, and values.

In fact, until 1965, all quarters produced in the United States contained silver. In 1965, the U.S. Mint was forced to switch quarter compositions over to copper-nickel clad as silver prices were rising very quickly; the value of the silver in the quarter was actually worth more than the face value of the coin.

Furthermore, people all across the country were pulling silver coins out of circulation, creating a national coin shortage.

 

Where To Find Silver Quarters

While the U.S. Mint has stopped producing silver quarters for circulation, the Mint does still strike silver quarters for collectors.

In fact, the U.S. Mint’s online catalog shows that the 2008 50 State Quarters are being offered in a 90% silver format, as have all issues of the 50 state quarters program.

Furthermore, the U.S. Mint has been offering silver Washington quarters for collectors since 1992.

Silver Washington quarters of the recent era (minted since 1992) are proofs, and are found in special collector’s sets that the U.S. Mint assembles and sells annually.

In 1975 and 1976, the U.S. Mint struck collector’s Bicentennial quarters with a 40% silver composition.

 

How Much Are Silver Quarters Worth?

Well, that depends on which silver quarter we are talking about.

Generally speaking, common silver quarters of the 20th century in well-worn grades are worth between $5 and $10. Certain scarce dates are valued much higher than that.

Here are a few of the rarest dates of 20th century silver quarters and their values:

  • 1898-Barber-Quarter.png 1901-S Barber Quarter: $6,200 in Good, $17,500 in Fine, $37,500 in Mint-State 60

  • 1913-S Barber Quarter: $1,650 in Good, $4,300 in Fine, $15,000 in Mint-State 60

  • 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter: $3,900 in Good, $8,750 in Fine, $16,500 in Mint-State 60

  • 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter (Overdate) $1,900 in Good, $4,000 in Fine, $20,000 in Mint-State 60

  • 1923-S Standing Liberty Quarter $390 in Good, $700 in Fine, $3,000 in Mint-State 60

  • 1932-D Washington Quarter $190 in Good, $260 in Fine, $1,600 in Mint-State 60

  • 1932-S Washington Quarter $210 in Good, $250 in Fine, $585 in Mint-State 60

  • 1934 Washington Quarter Doubled-Die Obverse $60 in Good, $135 in Fine, $950 in Mint-State 60

  • 1937 Washington Quarter Doubled-Die Obverse $130 in Good, $325 in Fine, $2,650 in Mint-State 60

With the exception of 1999-S silver proof 50 state quarters, which are worth around $40 to $50 each, all proof silver quarters minted since 1992 are worth, on average, between $5 and $8 apiece.

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For More Information

To find out more about the prices of silver quarters, check out the Professional Coin Grading Service’s price guide

I would also encourage you to browse through a current copy of A Guide Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett (Whitman Publications) to learn more about silver quarters, grading silver quarters, and to find out more about their values.

2/11/2010: An Update On The Values Of Silver Quarters

Some coin values are certainly on the rise while others have taken a hit. Here are revised values for some of the coins mentioned in this article which have changed significantly in value since the original publication of this piece, based on current pricing information from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS):

1901-S Barber Quarter: $5,500 in Good, $17,500 in Fine, and $35,500 in Mint State 60
1913-S Barber Quarter: $1,750 in Good, $4,750 in Fine, and $11,000 in Mint State 60
1916 Standing Liberty Quarter: $3,600 in Good, $7,000 in Fine, and $15,000 in Mint State 60

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

My love for coins and numismatics began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, and living green with others.

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  • randy

    i have a quarter with no silver on the face.it was stamped in copper.can you tell me what it is worth?

    • Anonymous

      Hi, Randy —

      A copper-nickel clad quarter without its outer layer of nickel should weigh around 4.67 grams if an authentic error of this type. These types of coin errors are not particularly common and can often command $50 to $100 or more if sold to a coin collector or coin dealer who specializes in error coins.

  • zack

    I have a 1963-D silver quarter and was wondering what it is worth? Can anyone help me?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Zack,

      Your 1963-D Washington quarter is worth around $3, which is the current value of the silver plus a small premium for any collectible value it has if it’s not too worn.

  • Anonymous

    i have a roll on what i think are silver quarters, and a 1909 gold twenty dollar coin, are these worth anything?

    • Anonymous

      A 1909 $20 gold double eagle is easily worth $1300 is if it authentic, Edward. Currently, each silver quarter you have is worth about $2 to $3, depending on the average range of bullion value we have been seeing in recent months.

      • Anonymous

        thaks for the info. how can i be able to tell if the twenty dollar coin is authentic? i dipped it in jewelry cleaner and it came out nice and clean

        • Anonymous

          also it has an “s” above the date

          • Anonymous

            Hi, Edward —

            A 1909-S is still worth between $1200 and $1400 (approximately) at this time.

            It’s always best NOT to clean coins because that can actually strip away the natural color that coin collectors love. Fortunately for you, much of your coin’s value is in its gold, though it likely is worth a bit less than usual in regards to its collector value, because most cleaned coins will have a lower value than the same coin in an uncleaned state of preservation.

            As for telling if your coin is real, it’s always best to first check and see if your coin “looks” right. Are there any seams down the edge of the coin? Does the coin meet the regular weight and size specifications (33.436 grams and 34 millimeters wide)? As long as there are NO seams down the edge of your coin and the weight is about right (wear will knock a few hundreths of a gram off the weight of the coin), and the size is right, your coin has met preliminary standards for authentication. There are, however, several other specific things a trained numismatist will look for to verify a coin’s authenticity, too.

            Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of “really good looking” counterfeit coins being made. The only way to really ever have piece of mind about a coin’s authenticity is to have a reputable third-party-grader check the coin for all known diagnostics. These services charge between $10 and $40 for most certifications.

            I have a link below I think you’ll want to check out if you’re interested in finding out more about coin grading companies (third party graders): http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2009/01/slabbed_coins.php

  • Anonymous

    Greetings !!
    Where in south florida can I find a reputable coin dealer ? I live in port st lucie florida and I have many silver quarters and I am afraid of getting short changed when I go to sell them ? any advice would be truly apprieceated .. many thanks
    michele

  • james rochester

    how much is a 1936 silver quarter worth i see 1937 but not 1936

  • Minirocker4296

    iv got 2 mint condition silver quarters one in 1963 and the other in 1964 iv herd there worth up to 3 dollars a piece but i have no idea where to sell them i live in akron ohio and i have no idea how to sell them

  • Cliff

    I have a 1898 Liberty quarter can you tell me what it is worth..well worn but identifiable. Also have a standing Liberty in fair condition.

    • Anonymous

      Cliff,

      Each is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of about $5 as of this writing.

  • Brandonkohn

    I found an old box with 507 silver quarters ranging from 1936-1964. Some are in near perfect shape…others-look very worn. I read they have some substantial silver value-but Im wondering if it’s better to try and sell some individually.
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    • Mikehorne81

      i will give you 100 dollars for the quarters

      • Lologh

        LOL!! I bet you would. 

    • Jboycoils

      Do you still have your silver quarters.

  • Misty Stockman

    My father in law had collected in circulation silver quarter for a while. he passed away two years ago and my husband and i found them among other odd coins and fake humorous dollar bills. they range in year from 1943-1964. what are they usually worth a peice? would it be worth selling them a peice or in bulk to a silver dealer? thank you for your time.

  • Misty Stockman

    My father in law had collected in circulation silver quarter for a while. he passed away two years ago and my husband and i found them among other odd coins and fake humorous dollar bills. they range in year from 1943-1964. what are they usually worth a peice? would it be worth selling them a peice or in bulk to a silver dealer? thank you for your time.

  • Dplace73

    ok……..Im just wondering, I came across 37 silver quarters from the dates of 1936-1964, mainly in the forties. I know someone that’ll pay $3.50 a coin, but then saw on Ebay 36 of them going in a bid around $180…….what would you do? I also have one from the 1920’s with an S on it……….what to do…….?

    • Anonymous

      Dplace,

      Yes, that is a dilemma… The reason the coin dealer will pay you only $3.50 versus the money you may make through eBay is that coin dealers pay only around 50 to 80 percent of market value because they must pay for overhead and still acquire a profit. Selling coins on eBay puts you in a position to make an amount of money from the sale closer to what a coin dealer or merchant may make.

      However, it’s important to remember that you will incur fees selling anything on eBay. If you sold those 37 quarters for, say $200, you may end up having to spend $20 or more on listing fees, gas going to ship the coins to the buyer, etc. Plus, there’s no guarantee you’ll actually sell the coins (though I’m sure they’d sell quicly being silver).

      I think, if I were you, I’d try at least once to sell your coins on eBay AS LONG as you’re prepared to inherit the risk of perhaps not making as much as you would like to, ready to list the items, communicate with potential buyers, and then can ship the items promptly after they sell.

      As for the 1920s s-mint quarter, I’d have to know the exact date to suggest an approximate value.

      Hope this helps!

    • Anonymous

      Dplace,

      Yes, that is a dilemma… The reason the coin dealer will pay you only $3.50 versus the money you may make through eBay is that coin dealers pay only around 50 to 80 percent of market value because they must pay for overhead and still acquire a profit. Selling coins on eBay puts you in a position to make an amount of money from the sale closer to what a coin dealer or merchant may make.

      However, it’s important to remember that you will incur fees selling anything on eBay. If you sold those 37 quarters for, say $200, you may end up having to spend $20 or more on listing fees, gas going to ship the coins to the buyer, etc. Plus, there’s no guarantee you’ll actually sell the coins (though I’m sure they’d sell quicly being silver).

      I think, if I were you, I’d try at least once to sell your coins on eBay AS LONG as you’re prepared to inherit the risk of perhaps not making as much as you would like to, ready to list the items, communicate with potential buyers, and then can ship the items promptly after they sell.

      As for the 1920s s-mint quarter, I’d have to know the exact date to suggest an approximate value.

      Hope this helps!

  • Dplace73

    ok……..Im just wondering, I came across 37 silver quarters from the dates of 1936-1964, mainly in the forties. I know someone that’ll pay $3.50 a coin, but then saw on Ebay 36 of them going in a bid around $180…….what would you do? I also have one from the 1920’s with an S on it……….what to do…….?

  • Bigbird3465

    how to tell what my quarter is worth also how will i find the price of a 1999 conn siver quarter….and where will i find the letters of it..im looking to find out if its a pr-70.. how will i find that also..Thanks

  • Amanda

    hey Joshua I was reading about the 1942-s rare nickel with reverse of 1941 and how rare they are. I have a 1942 nickel but the reverse side is unable to read. What is the possibility that i found another one? Thanks    

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gwendoly-Diaz/100000000406733 Gwendoly Diaz

    iam tryin to find out how much dose a 1896 silver quarter cost. dose anyone knows?

    • Anonymous

      Hi, Gwendoly —

      An 1896 quarter is worth at least $8 to $10.

  • Carrie

    i got a silver quarter with im guessing lady liberty on one side flip it over there is an eagle on it like upside down. I paid a quarter for it, ther is no date on it but seen pictures of it, there is one on here sayin the date 1925 my sister took a picture of it with her cell, how much would it be?

    • Anonymous

      Nice find, Carrie! Your 1925 Standing Liberty quarter is worth $6 to $8 even in well-worn grades – so you definitely got a good deal there.

  • Khaverly

    What is the value of 1776-1976 libert coin worth

  • renee

    I have a 192 and a 1929 stabding liberty ,wondering if worth anything ,they are in good condition

  • Gmdombrowski

    in have a lot of these quarters that are listed ,where can i get the most cash for them ?

    • Anonymous

      GM,

      The best place to take them is your nearest coin dealer. Here is a search engine that can help you  find the most reputable coin dealers near your home: http://www.pngdealers.com/dealersearch.php

       Good luck!

  • monkey girl

    idk how much this 2009 american samoa quarter is and it’s made out of pure silver and it’s bugging me out !!!! :( Grrrr!!!

  • Millerjc45

    Is a silver 1964 quarter worth anything?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, Miller –

      With silver prices today, a 1964 quarter is worth around $6.

      • Hayzak1kids

        Is that wholesale or retail? If it’s retail, what can I expect to get?

        • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

          Usually, we provide estimated wholesale values, as that is somewhat close to what dealers will likely pay you.

  • Irishbastd15

    I have just found a very worn 1937 quarter, d series i believe. I also have a 1957 one as well, same series> Are these worth anything ? would it be possible to e-mail me at fishingrcguy@gmail.com ??

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Irish –

      Your 1937-D and 1957-D Washington quarters are common dates and, with current silver values, worth around $6 each.

  • Dfmay10

    So 1965 and newer quarters arent worth anything, is that correct?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Dfmay,

      In general, yes, unless they are in mint state (unworn) grades.

  • Danieljheinson

    Is my silver 1935 s quarter worth anything?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Daniel,

      Assuming your 1935-S quarter to be in typical worn condition, it is worth around $7.

  • Verburg_randy

    i have a 2010 hot springs quarter it says platinum edition also says arkansas and has a little p on it

  • johnny

    how much is a 1908 silver quarter worth in fair condition ?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Johnny,

      A 1908 Barber quarter is worth a minimum of around $5 to $6 given the current bullion value of silver.

  • allan

    i had a 1925 silver quarter with the stars below eagle in fair condition ?

  • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

    Hi, Pizza –

    Glad to help. Values are also based on the condition of your coins, but assuming yours are in typical, worn condition, your 1922-S Peace dollar is worth around $25 to $28 and your 1943-D Walking Liberty half dollar is valued at around $7.

    • LtPizza

      Thanks a lot for the quick response. I hate to bother you with more questions, but I do have one more. I have a dime. This dime is literally only a little bit bigger than the eraser on a pencil. I figured it was fake but the more I look at the, the more realistic it look. It is dated 1914D. It has everything a real coin has. I put it under the microscope and every small detail is there. Any idea on it?

      • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

        Pizza,

        There are some remarkably realistic coin replicas designed for doll houses and similar uses. some of these replicas actually are desired by coin collectors as novelties.

  • Selma Thompson

    i have 140 individual silver quarters. where can i get the best price?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Selma,

      140 silver quarters would be worth around $650 or so right now with current bullion prices. Definitely check out your nearest coin dealer as that’s where you will get the best price.

      For more information on coin dealers, check this out: http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2009/12/coin_dealer.php

      Good luck!

  • sheenazzy

    how much are 1999 quarters worth?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Sheenazzy –

      All typical 1999 quarters are worth face value.

  • Afos623

    Hi , I have War World 2 Silver Quarter Set from 1942-1945(s) . I was wondering how much its worth and where i could sell it ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000578448598 Trav OG Stackadolla Jefferson

    i have an 1925 silver quarter dollar for sale

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Yanna/100000361219988 Chris Yanna

    I have the 1999-2009 silver proof quarters 224, what would be their value toady

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Yanna/100000361219988 Chris Yanna

    I have the 1999-2009 silver proof state quarters, what would be their value as of 11-15-2012,
    Thankyou.

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Chris –

      Nice collection you have! Such a set should command at least $500.

  • Guest

    I have the 1999-2009 silver proof quarters, what would their value be as of 11/15/2012 ?
    Thankyou

  • dstoppard

    I have over 1,000 silver quarters from the 1920’s to 1960’s in fair and most in good condition. How much are they worth?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hello, D –

      A base value, given prevailing silver prices as of right now would bring the total of your 1,000 silver quarters to at least $5,500. However, if you have any scarce dates, that would up the total by a significant sum.

      Please check out the dates in the article above (or check out the link here as well) for more info on the value for scarce dates: http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2008/09/silver_quarters.php

      • dstoppard

        What about a 1903 silver dime and a 1922 silver dollar with the liberty head on both.  Are they rare?

        • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

          Hi, D –

          A 1903 Barber dime is worth around $5 whereas a 1922 Peace silver dollar has a value of around $30.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Yanna/100000361219988 Chris Yanna

    Can you tell me whats the value of the state quarter collection complete?, 214 coins p,d,proof and silver proof ?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Chris –

      Such a collection should easily command more than $500.

  • http://www.facebook.com/axel.izaguirre.56 Axel Izaguirre

    Can you tell me how much my 1926 silver quarter is? Its in a good condition

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Axel –

      Your 1926 Standing Liberty quarter is worth around $7 to $10 if it is in well worn but nice overall condition.

  • Nick

    Hello, I have a 1965 quarter which is probably 40% silver. On base value, How much do you think it would be worth in today’s economy? Thank you – Nick

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Nick –

      The U.S. quarter had no silver in 1965; only halves had 40 percent silver content at that time. So, a worn 1965 quarter, which was made with the usual copper-nickel clad composition, is worth 25 cents.

  • Emerald

    How much is a 1934 and 1944 quarter worth

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Emerald,

      Your 1934 and 1944 Washington quarters are each worth around $6 each, given current silver values and assuming they are in typical circulated condition.

  • Richard

    I have a standing liberty quarter poor condition Can’t make out the year. Any thoughts on value?

    • Richard

      Thanks in advance

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Richard –

      A typical dateless Standing Liberty Quarter is worth around $7.

  • Aj Hatchett

    hi im aj i have two rolls of quarters from 1936 to 1964 how much is they worth today thanks in advance !

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, AJ!

      Each roll of circulated, common-date silver quarters ranging from the years 1936 through 1964 is currently worth around $160, so yours combined would be worth around $320. That price, is however based off the current price of silver (around $20 per ounce).

  • Robin Rogers

    I have silver quarters as follows: 1941, 1942, (2) 1943, (3) 1944, 1945, 1950,1951,1953,1958,1960,(10) 1964. Wondering on value of set.

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hello, Robin –

      The value of your silver quarters is largely dependent on prevailing silver bullion values. With silver at around $24 per ounce, which is current as of 9/8/2013, your quarters (which are all common dates) have a total value of around $140.

  • Robbin Cornwall

    Is my 1929 W whitman 5 piece coin collection set worth anything

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Robbin –

      Is this a year set containing one cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar from 1929?

      If so, it would currently have a value of about $45 if all of the coins are in typical circulated grades.

  • David

    People, look at what is going on in the world. When fiat currency dies and it will, real money always reverts back to Gold and Silver. This has happened many times in history so to get rid of your silver now is the most foolish thing you could ever do. Michael Maloney (a silver expert) says that silver price will surpass the price of gold. Read up on the silver shortage in the world and realize your selling at rock bottom prices today! Hold on to all the silver and gold coins you can, they are real money.

  • sean winnn

    Hi guys I have a 1942 silver quarter I was told it was pretty rare can anyone tell me any info on this?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Sean –

      It is rare to find old silver quarters in circulation, but they are not rare in terms of absolute number of those in existence. A 1942 Washington quarter is worth around $6.

  • christy

    Hi! I have a liberty $5.00 gold coin dated 1901, the back side of the coin is upside down. Was curious if you knew what the worth would be? Thank you in advance!!!!

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Christy –

      Your 1901 $5 gold coin has the design the same side up on both the obverse AND reverse then? Rotated dies do add value, and with a value of roughly $400 given the current gold prices, I would suggest yours is worth roughly $450 to $500 if it is a rotated die error.

  • steve bacewiw

    How much is a 1921 Silver Dollar worth

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi Steve,

      That depends what type of silver dollar you have. A 1921 Morgan dollar (curly-haired Liberty on the obverse) is worth around $25 when silver values are about $20 per ounce.

      The 1921 Peace dollar, which has a Liberty head that looks much like the bust of the Statue of Liberty, is worth around $150.

  • Sean Priman

    Hey Joshua,
    I have a 1963 Silver American quarter in bright and uncirculated condition. Could you estimate a price for the quarter?

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hello, Sean –

      A nice, lustrous 1963 Washington quarter in low to mid uncirculated grades is typically worth $8 to $11.

  • sharon

    I have a silver quarter the size of a dime with smooth edges 1976

    • JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide

      Hi, Sharon –

      Without seeing a photo of your coin, my best guess is that you have a replica piece.

      If you would like to post an image of your coin, please feel free to do so here in the comments section!

      Thanks!