Washington Quarter (1932-1964)

Image Courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Image Courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

The Washington Quarter was first minted in the early 1930s, and has remained in circulation ever since. Of course, the biggest different between coins minted between 1932 and 1964 and coins minted nowadays is the fact that the former contains a good bit of silver, increasing its inherent value. For collectors, the silver content is not nearly as important as these coins’ historical significance. Having been minted through WWII, it goes without saying that Washington Quarters have played a pivotal role in the history of the United States.

For collectors, the ultimate goal is to find these coins in supreme condition, but this is not always an easy thing to do, especially when you consider that most of these quarters were circulated for extended periods of time.

What You Will Pay for a Washington Quarter

As far as quarters go, Washington Quarters are some of the most affordable on the market today. Thanks to their being minted in large quantities and not an overly long time ago, these pieces are still somewhat abundant. Generally, the starting price for a Washington Quarter comes in at closer to $3, but this is the price reserved for coins that have been heavily circulated.

For versions of the coin that have been well-preserved, the price you are going to be asked to pay can reach the hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of dollars. Condition is one way to determine the price point of a Washington Quarter, but this can also be done by looking at the type of quarter you own. Thanks to there being up to three different types of Washington Quarter minted every year, the rarity associated with that specific type will undoubtedly come into play as far as determining a price point is concerned.

On top of all this, there are rare versions of the Washington Quarter that are incredibly difficult to find. It goes without saying that the rarer the coin is the higher its asking price will be.

The Most Sought After Washington Quarters

Because there are so many Washington Quarters on the market today, collectors have the luxury of only purchasing those coins that have been well-preserved over the year. These well-preserved pieces are far and away the most sought after. Earlier editions of the Washington Quarter, like those minted throughout the 1930s, are especially valuable in the eyes of collectors simply because a smaller quantity exist due to how old they are.

Unlike earlier editions of the quarter, the Washington Quarter was home to very few mistakes, meaning the number of extremely rare coins is not as great.

Washington Quarters Future Value

The future value of a coin is something that is not so easily determined simply because it is impossible to say with any certainty what the future holds. Generally, however, you will find that, as the coin gets older, the more expensive it will be to purchase. Washington Quarters are some of the newest on the market, so while their prices may be affordable at present, that much may not hold true 10, 20, or even fifty years down the line.

As is almost always the case, now is the perfect time to make a purchase simply because fewer and fewer Washington Quarters will be available for purchase as time moves forward.

Washington Quarters

DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
1932 Washington Quarter N/A $9 $11 $15
1932 Washington Quarter (D) N/A $190 $300 $400
1932 Washington Quarter (S) N/A $190 $275 $300
1934 Washington Quarter N/A $85 $300 $600
1934 Washington Quarter (D) N/A $8 $25 $85
1935 Washington Quarter N/A $7.75 $9 $10
1935 Washington Quarter (D) N/A $8 $20 $125
1935 Washington Quarter (S) N/A $8 $15 $38
1936 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $8 $10
1936 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $55 $250
1936 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $15 $50
1937 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $8 $12
1937 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $15 $30
1937 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $35 $95
1938 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $15 $45
1938 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $20 $55
1939 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $8 $12
1939 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $20 $60
1940 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $24 $65
1940 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $9 $16
1941 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1941 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $13
1941 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $8 $11
1942 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $7
1942 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $10
1942 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $10 $20
1943 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1943 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $15
1943 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $9 $13
1944 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1944 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $10
1944 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $8 $10
1945 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1945 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $12
1945 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1946 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1946 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1946 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7 $8
1947 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1947 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1947 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7 $8
1948 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1948 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1948 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7 $8
1949 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $10 $14
1949 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $8 $12
1950 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1950 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1950 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1951 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1951 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1951 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1952 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1952 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1952 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1953 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1953 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1953 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7 $8
1954 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1954 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1954 Washington Quarter (S) N/A N/A $7 $8
1955 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1955 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1956 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1956 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1957 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1957 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1958 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7.50 $8
1958 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1959 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1959 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1960 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1960 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1961 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1961 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1962 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1962 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1963 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1963 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
1964 Washington Quarter N/A N/A $7 $8
1964 Washington Quarter (D) N/A N/A $7 $8
Source: Red Book