Although clad Washington quarters are still found in circulation today, there are a few of them that are worth slightly more than face value. In 1999, collector interest in collecting Washington quarters picked up again. The introduction of the *50 State Quarter* program precipitated this increased coin collecting demand. Experts estimate that over 160 million people attempted to assemble a complete set of quarters.

### History of the Clad Washington Quarter

The United States first placed President George Washington on the quarter coin in 1932. They did this to commemorate the 200^{th} anniversary of his birth. It was intended to be a one-year commemorative coin. With the advent of the Great Depression, lack of demand for new quarters suspended production for a year. When demand for coinage returned in 1934, the United States Mint resumed production with the commemorative design of 1932.

The mint first produced Washington quarters using an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. However, in 1964 the price of silver was rising rapidly. The United States Congress approved legislation to eliminate silver from the U.S. circulating coinage and change the composition of the coin to an outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel clad to an inner core of pure copper. Production of these coins continued through 1998. The following year the United States Mint introduced the *50 State Quarters Program*.

### Coin Market Analysis

The U.S. Mint has been issuing clad Washington quarters by the millions and is still found in circulation today. Therefore, circulated examples are only worth face value while uncirculated coins are plentiful and widely available for a small premium over face value. The astute coin collector can sometimes find a 90% silver Washington quarter in circulation.

### Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

Proof coins and silver coins minted in 1965 and after are rarely found in circulation because they were specifically issued directly to coin collectors. However, the occasional proof or silver coin sometimes makes it into general circulation. The following Washington quarters in any condition, are worth considerable more than common circulating coins:

- Any Proof coin
- All 90% silver and 40% silver clad issues
- 1982, 1982-D, 1983, and 1983-D in uncirculated condition

### Mint Marks

The U.S. Mint produced Clad Washington quarters at three different mints: Philadelphia (**no mint mark**), Denver (**D**) and San Francisco (**S**). As illustrated in the picture link below, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, behind Washington's head and next to the bow in his ponytail.

Average Circulated and Uncirculated Values & Prices

You will find the buy price of what you can presume to pay to a coin dealer when you are purchasing the coin and the sell value of what you can anticipate a dealer to give you if you are selling the coin. The average buy price and the sell value for an average circulated and uncirculated examples are listed by date and mintmark.

These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer for your Washington quarter dollars will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and some other factors that determine its worth.

Date & Mint | Circ. Buy | Circ. Sell | Unc. Buy | Unc. Sell | |

1965 | F.V. | F.V. | $1.00 | $0.50 | |

1965 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $2.00 | $1.20 | |

1966 | F.V. | F.V. | $1.00 | $0.50 | |

1966 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $2.00 | $1.20 | |

1967 | F.V. | F.V. | $1.00 | $0.50 | |

1967 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $2.10 | $1.30 | |

1968 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.50 | |

1968-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.50 | |

1968-S Proof | - | - | $4.00 | $2.00 | |

1968-S CAM Proof | - | - | $8.00 | $6.00 | |

1968-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1969 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.75 | |

1969-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.75 | |

1969-S Proof | - | - | $2.50 | $1.00 | |

1969-S CAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1969-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1970 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1970-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1970-S Proof | - | - | $2.00 | $1.00 | |

1970-S CAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1970-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1971 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1971-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1971-S Proof | - | - | $2.00 | $1.00 | |

1971-S CAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1971-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

Date & Mint | Circ. Buy | Circ. Sell | Unc. Buy | Unc. Sell | |

1972 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1972-D | F.V. | F.V. | $ 0.90 | $0.30 | |

1972-S Proof | - | - | $2.00 | $1.00 | |

1972-S CAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1972-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1973 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1973-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1973-S CAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1973-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1974 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1974-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1974-S CAM Proof | - | - | $6.00 | $4.00 | |

1974-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $8.00 | $5.00 | |

1975 | N.M. | N.M. | N.M. | N.M. | |

1976 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1976-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1976-S Silver Unc. * | F.V. | F.V. | $4.10 | $3.00 | |

1976-S Cl. CAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $4.00 | |

1976-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $9.00 | $6.00 | |

1976-S Slv. CAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $5.00 | |

1976-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $9.00 | $6.00 | |

1977 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1977-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1977-S DCAM Proof | - | - | - | - | |

1978 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1978-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1978-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $3.00 | $2.10 | |

Date & Mint | Circ. Buy | Circ. Sell | Unc. Buy | Unc. Sell | |

1979 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1979-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1979-S TI DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.50 | $1.70 | |

1979-S TII DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.80 | |

1980 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1980-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1980-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.90 | |

1981 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1981-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1981-S TI DCAM Proof | - | - | $4.50 | $3.00 | |

1981-S TII DCAM Proof | - | - | $8.00 | $6.00 | |

1982 | F.V. | F.V. | $3.00 | $2.00 | |

1982-D | F.V. | F.V. | $1.30 | $1.00 | |

1982-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.50 | $1.70 | |

1983 * | F.V. | F.V. | $15.00 | $9.00 | |

1983-D * | F.V. | F.V. | $8.00 | $5.00 | |

1983-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.50 | $1.80 | |

1984 | F.V. | F.V. | $1.00 | $0.30 | |

1984-D | F.V. | F.V. | $1.00 | $0.30 | |

1984-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $3.20 | $2.30 | |

1985 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1985-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1985-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.80 | |

1986 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1986-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1986-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $3.30 | $2.30 | |

Date & Mint | Circ. Buy | Circ. Sell | Unc. Buy | Unc. Sell | |

1987 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1987-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1987-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.80 | |

1988 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1988-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1988-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.90 | |

1989 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1989-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1989-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.50 | $1.70 | |

1990 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1990-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1990-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $5.70 | $3.90 | |

1991 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1991-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1991-S DCAM Proof | - | - | $3.20 | $2.20 | |

1992 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1992-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1992-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $2.60 | $1.50 | |

1992-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $5.00 | |

1993 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1993-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1993-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $3.40 | $1.50 | |

1993-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $5.00 | |

1994 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1994-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.90 | $0.30 | |

1994-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $4.10 | $1.50 | |

1994-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $10.70 | $7.30 | |

Date & Mint | Circ. Buy | Circ. Sell | Unc. Buy | Unc. Sell | |

1995 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1995-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1995-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $10.90 | $1.50 | |

1995-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $9.60 | $6.80 | |

1996 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1996-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1996-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $4.10 | $2.90 | |

1996-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $5.00 | |

1997 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1997-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1997-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $6.60 | $4.50 | |

1997-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $9.60 | $6.40 | |

1998 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1998-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | F.V. | |

1998-S Cl. DCAM Proof | - | - | $9.00 | $6.50 | |

1998-S Slv. DCAM Proof | - | - | $7.00 | $5.00 | |

CompleteDate-Mint Set Total Coins: 93 | F.V. | F.V. | $170.00 | $100.00 | |

CompleteDate Set Total Coins: 33 | F.V. | F.V. | $40.00 | $30.00 |

- = Not enough data exist to give an average price and value.

* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

F.V. = Face Value; These coins can be obtained from pocket change and directly from banks.

N.M. = "None Minted" In 1975 the U.S. Mint began producing the Bicentennial quarter that had a dual date of 1776-1976. Therefore no quarters dated 1975 were minted at the United States Mint.