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Have any 1967 quarters?
Wondering which ones are worth more than face value?
They’re out there!
So… what’s the difference between a regular 1967 quarter worth 25 cents versus a rare and valuable 1967 quarter worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars?
Read on to see exactly which details you should be looking for on your 1967 quarters.
Why Are There No Mint Marks On 1967 Quarters?
It seems some people who are not yet familiar with the backstory behind 1960s quarters may think that the lack of a mint letter on 1967 quarters means these coins are rare and valuable.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case at all — because no 1967 quarter has a mint letter (or mintmark).
The reason 1967 quarters have no mint marks is because the United States Mint was flexing its muscles to make as many coins as possible to help end a coin shortage that got worse in the early 1960s — when the price of silver increased. People were hoarding 90% silver coins (including quarters), and there was a point where too few coins were available in commerce.
The thinking on the part of mint officials was that with no mintmarks, collectors would be compelled to pull fewer coins from pocket change.
This mintmark moratorium spanned from 1965 through 1967.
After 1967, quarters from the branch mints in Denver and San Francisco were stamped with mint letters again (“D” for Denver and “S” for San Francisco) — and all quarters made at the Philadelphia Mint beginning in 1980 contain a “P” mintmark.
While 1967 quarters were struck at all 3 of the then-operating mints, there is absolutely no way to distinguish the particular mint where they were made.
So, it’s important to know that 1967 quarters with no mintmark are completely normal. These are not rare coins.
IMPORTANT: Do You Know The Grade Of Your Quarter?
To determine the true value of your 1967 quarter, you first need to know what condition (or grade) your coin is in.
How Much Is A 1967 Quarter Worth?
The value of a coin is largely determined by how many examples of that coin still exist today.
How many 1967 quarters were made?
Well, hold onto your hat… A total of 1,524,031,848 quarters were minted in 1967.
You read that correctly. That’s more than 1.5 billion — with a big ol’ “B.” Wow… That’s a lot of 1967 quarters!
Unfortunately none of these 1967 quarters was intentionally made with silver. Instead, all 1967 quarters are made with a base-metal copper-nickel clad format.
So, there’s no real intrinsic value in a 1967 quarter that makes it worth holding onto. Any worn 1967 quarters that you find in spare change are worth their face value of 25 cents.
Granted, worn 1967 quarters aren’t worth more than face value. But unworn 1967 quarter values… That’s a little different!
Uncirculated 1967 quarters, which have no wear and generally look like they just left the mint, are typically worth $1 to $3.
The record price for a 1967 quarter was paid in 2017 for a virtually flawless example. It was graded MS68 by Professional Coin Grading Service and fetched $8,812.50!
1967 SMS Quarter Value
What is a 1967 SMS quarter?
The “SMS” stands for special mint set — which is a type of coin set the U.S. Mint sold to coin collectors in 1967.
These coin sets temporarily replaced the more widely known uncirculated sets and proof sets that the U.S. Mint offered both before and after the mid-1960s.
Coins in these special mint sets are of higher quality than typical circulation strikes and boast more reflective finishes than typical uncirculated coins. A 1967 SMS quarter is an example that would have originally come in a 1967 special mint set.
The U.S. Mint made 1,800,000 special mint sets in 1967, and many of these have since been broken up.
It’s possible to buy an individual 1967 SMS quarter in typical condition for $2 to $5 from a coin dealer.
One of the nicest examples of a 1967 SMS quarter was graded SP69CAM by Professional Coin Grading Service. It sold for $4,700 in 2016.
1967 Silver Quarter Value
You’ve probably heard about rare silver quarter errors worth more than face value and want to know if any 1967 silver quarters might be floating around.
The answer is YES, these rare error silver quarters coins can still be found in pocket change. And yes, they are definitely worth looking for! A silver 1967 quarter would weigh about 6.25 grams — significantly more than the standard 5.67 grams for the clad quarters. You’ll need to use a coin scale to help make this determination — you can’t reliably “tell” a silver quarter just by looking at it.
Any 1967 silver quarters still in existence are rare, and they’re worth thousands of dollars — similar to the 1965 silver quarter, which exceeds $7,000 in value!
1967 Doubled Die Quarter Value
Have any 1967 doubled die quarters?
You’ll need a proper coin magnifier to see doubled dies — which on Washington quarters can be most readily found in the lettering of “LIBERTY, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Some people have also located doubling in the bowtie on George Washington’s ponytail or within the eagle’s feathers.
A 1967 doubled die quarter could be worth anywhere from $25 to $100 or more — depending on the magnitude of the doubling and demand for a specific variety.
1967 Off-Center Quarter Value
Off-center error quarters are always a hit with collectors — although they can sure be hard to find!
That’s why any 1967 off-center quarter errors you find are worth a fair bit of money.
Values for off-center quarters largely depend on how much the coin is off center and also how much of the date is present.
A 1967 quarter that is 10% to 25% off center could be worth $50 to $100, whereas one that shows 50% of the design missing yet offers a completely visible date can take $200 or more.
1967 Quarter Rim Error Value
Unfortunately, not all of these oddities are actually errors. In most cases, it’s just rim damage.
Clipped planchets on a circulated 1967 quarter can be worth $5 to $10 while broadstrikes fetch $20 to $30 or more!
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