1965 Quarter Value: How To Tell If You Have A Rare 1965 Silver Quarter Worth $7,000

by Joshua

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1965 Quarter No Mint Mark

Did you know there’s a 1965 silver quarter worth more than $7,000?

Rare quarters are hard to find, but this one is worth looking for!

Not all 1965 quarters are rare — in fact, most are common.

But at least one 1965 quarter was struck on the wrong metal.

As a result, collectors are always searching for this 1965 quarter error in their collections and in their pocket change.

Here’s everything you want to know about the rare 1965 silver quarter error. Plus the current 1965 quarter value — both, with and without errors.

Here’s a list of all 1965 coins worth money.

Have A 1965 Quarter With No Mint Mark?

Unfortunately, that alone doesn’t make it rare.

In fact, NO mintmarks appeared on circulating U.S. coins from 1965 to 1967.

That’s right, the 1965 quarter isn’t supposed to have a mint mark.

Therefore, if you have a 1965 quarter with no mint mark, it’s perfectly normal.

What Makes A 1965 Quarter Valuable… And Rare?

Is there anything special about a 1965 quarter?

Well, at least one 1965 quarter has a value of more than $7,000 and is considered quite rare.

Of course, not all 1965 quarters are rare.

Here’s how much a typical 1965 quarter is worth today:

  • Most worn 1965 quarters that you find in pocket change are worth only face value of 25 cents.
  • Typical uncirculated 1965 quarters are worth $1 to $2.

However…

Several years ago, one coin collector discovered a 1965 quarter that was mistakenly struck on a 90% silver planchet (the piece of metal on which a coin is struck).

This 1965 silver quarter is known as a transitional error coin.

The 1965 silver quarter error was made at a time when the United States Mint was transitioning away from striking dimes, quarters, and half dollars on 90% silver planchets.

We know at least one 1965 silver quarter survived…

Are more of these rare and valuable 1965 silver quarters out there?

Maybe.

How Can You Tell If A 1965 Quarter Is Silver?

Another example of a 1965 quarter no mint mark. Learn how to tell if you 1965 quarter is silver or not.

Would you know if you have a 1965 silver quarter?

Wondering how to tell a 1965 silver quarter from a regular 1965 copper-nickel clad quarter yourself?

It’s actually pretty easy to identify a 1965 silver quarter from a 1965 clad quarter simply by using a scale — any scale that can measure down to the hundredth of a gram.

See my favorite scale for weighing coins.

To see if you have any 1965 silver quarters, pull out all of your old 1965 quarters (and your coin scale) — and start weighing them:

  • All 90% silver Washington quarters weigh 6.25 grams (give or take a few hundredths of a gram for wear and planchet differences).
  • All copper-nickel clad Washington quarters weigh 5.67 grams (again, give or take a few hundredths of a gram).

The Bottom Line…

If you’ve got a 1965 quarter that weighs more than 6 grams, it’s worth getting inspected in-hand by a coin certification firm that encapsulates coins in plastic slabs.

But if your 1965 quarters weigh less than 6 grams on a coin scale, then it’s okay to spend them!

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