Some 1992 quarters are worth more than $1,700!

1992 Quarter Value Guide: Some 1992 Quarters Are Worth More Than Face Value (Up To $1,700!)

by Joshua

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Did you find a 1992 quarter in your pocket change and want to know what it’s worth?

You’ve come to the right place!

In this article you’re going to see all 1992 quarter values.

Most importantly, you’re going to find out why some 1992 quarters are worth more than others and discover which ones you should keep and which 1992 quarters you can safely spend.

Fun Facts About 1992 Quarters

Some 1992 quarters are worth more than $1,700! Find out if you have any...

The 1992 quarter carries designs by John Flanagan — whose bust of President George Washington on the obverse (“heads side”) and heraldic eagle on the reverse (“tails side”) first appeared on the quarter in 1932.

The year 1992 marked an important chapter for the Washington quarter — it was the first time since 1964 that a U.S. quarter would be struck in a 90% silver composition. (These silver 1992 quarters were made only for collectors, though — they were proof coins, sold in sets.)

Circulating 1992 quarters were all made from the usual copper-nickel clad composition that’s been used since 1965 for business-strike quarters.

How much does a 1992 quarter weigh?

Since there are two kinds of 1992 quarters (copper-nickel clad business strikes and proofs, as well as 90% silver proof coins) the 1992 quarter weight varies.

The weights of 1992 quarters are as follows:

  • 1992 copper-nickel clad weight — 5.67 grams
  • 1992 silver quarter weight — 6.25 grams

Do you have a coin scale? Here are the best scales for weighing U.S. coins. (You might also want to grab a coin magnifier to get a better look at your coins close up.) 

Where is the mint mark on a 1992 quarter?

If you’re looking for the location of the mint letter stamp (or mintmark) on a 1992 quarter, all you’ve got to do is check near the Washington portrait on the obverse. The mintmark, indicating which mint struck the individual coin, will be found just to the right of Washington — behind the bow in his ponytail on the lower right side of the obverse.

All 1992 quarters carry one of 3 different mintmarks:

  • P – Philadelphia Mint
  • D – Denver Mint
  • S – San Francisco Mint

Are 1992 quarters rare?

As so many modern coins go, the 1992 quarter is generally common.

In fact, you’ll find many 1992 quarters in your pocket change — if you look long enough. (The most common 1992 quarters are the worn clad ones that circulate by the millions.)

However, 1992 quarters in pristine uncirculated grades, proof 1992-S quarters (clad and silver), and 1992 quarters with errors are scarcer. We’ll talk about these in a minute.

All about mintage numbers and how they affect a coin’s rarity.

IMPORTANT: What Is The Grade Of Your 1992 Quarter?

To determine the true value of your 1992 quarter, you first need to know what condition (or grade) your coin is in.

So, grab a coin loupe and a copy of the U.S. Coin Grading Standards book. Then, watch this video to see how to grade coins yourself at home:

The best coin grading apps that make grading coins SO much easier!

How Much Is A 1992 Quarter Worth?

Now let’s talk about the current value of 1992 quarters…

1992-P Quarter Value

The 1992-P quarter was struck at the Philadelphia Mint, where 384,764,000 of the coins were produced. With more than a third of a billion strikes, the 1992-P quarter is a highly common coin and is usually worth only its face value of 25 cents if worn.

Uncirculated 1992-P quarters, which have never been used as money, are worth more — typically $1 to $2.

When it comes to the 1992-P quarter value, the big money is in the virtually perfect pieces. The most valuable 1992-P quarter was graded an outstanding Mint State-67 by Professional Coin Grading Service and sold for $763.75 in a 2017 auction.

1992-D Quarter Value

The Denver Mint churned out 1992 quarters to the tune of 389,777,107 — that’s a shade more than the Philly Mint struck.

This means the 1992-D quarter is about as common as the 1992-P quarter — at least in comparison among circulated examples, which are usually worth their face value of 25 cents.

Most uncirculated specimens have a value of $1 to $2.

Again, the better the specimen, the more it’s worth. The most valuable 1992-D quarter was graded a lofty Mint State-67 by Professional Coin Grading Service and fetched $1,763 in a 2013 sale.

1992-S Proof Quarter Value

The 1992-S proof quarters aren’t coins that you’re likely to find in circulation.

Why, not?

Because the 1992 proof quarters were sold only as collectibles — they weren’t released into general circulation by the United States Mint.

So, what makes these proof quarters so special?

They were made with polished blanks and intentionally struck multiple times by specially prepared dies on high-tonnage presses. This special method of manufacture ensures a coin of the highest quality, with awesome detail, beautiful surfaces, frosted designs, and inscriptions against deep, mirror-like fields (the flat surfaces of the coin).

The San Francisco Mint struck 1992-S quarters, with 2,858,981 of the clad issue made and 1,317,579 of the silver proof coin produced.

The 1992-S clad quarter has a typical value of $2 to $5.

The most valuable 1992-S clad quarter graded Proof-70 Deep Cameo by Professional Coin Grading Service and sold for $345 in 2003.

The most valuable 1992-S silver proof quarter was graded Proof-70 Deep Cameo by Professional Coin Grading Service and took $437 in a 2003 sale.

A List Of Rare 1992 Error Quarters To Look For

Some of the most valuable 1992 quarters are ones with unusual oddities — such as errors and varieties.

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to find these valuable 1992 error quarters as some might hope.

It’s safe to say that most of the “strange” things people find on coins are the result of post-mint damage. Very few of the odd coins you encounter in circulation are true errors and varieties.

But there are some errors and varieties of 1992 quarters worth looking for, including these:

1992 Off-Center Quarter Error

Off-center quarters are drastically weird in their appearance, missing some or potentially nearly all of their design due to the coin not being struck on center.

Values for such off-center coins vary depending on how much of the design is missing and what details are still present.

A 1992 quarter that is 3% to 5% off center may be worth only $30 to $50. But a 1992 off-center quarter missing 50% of its design yet still showing its complete date could take $150 to $200 or more!

1992 No Ridge / Smooth Edge Quarter Error

Among the most commonly encountered coins that people think are errors are quarters with smooth edges or no ridges — otherwise known as reeds (the little lines on the edge of the quarter). In most cases, a quarter with no reeds is the result of heavy edge wear due to circulation and use in vending machines.

Such smooth edge quarters with no ridges are worth face value of 25 cents.

However, there is a type of quarter error known as a broadstrike that doesn’t possess its edge reeding. Broadstrikes are created when a coin is struck outside of its retaining collar — which keeps the coin at its correct width and thickness upon being struck and imparts the edge reeds. As a result, most broadstruck coins are flatter and wider than normal.

A broadstrike quarter is generally worth $20 to $30.

1992 Die Breaks Quarter Error

Die breaks occur when a die striking a quarter becomes damaged to the point of a crack (or cracks) forming on the surface of the die. These die cracks will transfer unto the struck coin as raised lines or lumps.

There is no set “book” value for a 1992 die crack quarter — because prices are heavily dependent on the merits of the individual coin itself. However, some 1992 quarters with light (or small) die cracks could take $5 to $20, with more drastic die cracks warranting much higher values.

A 1992 quarter with a die cud — a type of flattish, raised lump that touches the rim of the coin — can take well more than $100.

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