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# 1932 - 1964 Silver Quarter Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.25 Obverse Image: George Washington, first President of the United States. Reverse Image: The presidential coat of arms (an eagle with outstretched wings). Metal Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Total Weight: 6.25 grams Comments: It is sometimes referred to as two bits because two bits of a Spanish piece of eight coin made up a quarter of that coin's value. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$14.76  =silver price / ounce on Aug 19, 2018.
.90  =silver %
\$2.6268  =copper price / pound on Aug 19, 2018.
.10  =copper %
6.25  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 90% silver value :

(14.76 × .0321507466 × 6.25 × .90)  =  \$2.6693157364

\$2.6693 is the rounded silver value for the 1932-1964 silver quarter on August 19, 2018. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.

2. Calculate 10% copper value :

(2.6268 × .00220462262 × 6.25 × .10)  =  \$0.0036192

3. Add the two together :

\$2.6693157364 + \$0.0036192 = \$2.6729349364

\$2.6729349364 is the total melt value for the 1932-1964 silver quarter on August 19, 2018.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition).The PCGS price guide on silver Washington quarters has an updated list of certified coin prices. Mintmark Location: Numismatic Value Range – Based On Condition: Year Mintage Good Fine Extra Fine Uncirculated 1932 Shop 5,404,000 \$6.00 - \$6.50 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$7.00 - \$7.50 \$18.00 and up 1932 D Shop 436,800 \$55.00 - \$60.00 \$90.00 - \$100.00 \$150.00 - \$165.00 \$750.00 and up 1932 S Shop 408,000 \$60.00 - \$65.00 \$100.00 - \$110.00 \$125.00 - \$135.00 \$350.00 and up 1934 Shop 31,912,052 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$20.00 and up 1934 D Shop 3,527,200 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.00 - \$4.25 \$16.00 - \$18.00 \$150.00 and up 1935 Shop 32,486,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$12.00 and up 1935 D Shop 5,780,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.00 - \$4.25 \$22.00 - \$24.00 \$160.00 and up 1935 S Shop 5,660,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$8.00 - \$10.00 \$65.00 and up 1936 Shop 41,300,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$18.00 and up 1936 D Shop 5,376,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.00 - \$4.25 \$40.00 - \$45.00 \$300.00 and up 1936 S Shop 3,828,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.50 - \$5.00 \$10.00 - \$12.00 \$65.00 and up 1937 Shop 19,696,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$17.00 and up 1937 D Shop 7,189,600 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$10.00 - \$12.00 \$40.00 and up 1937 S Shop 1,652,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 - \$6.25 \$20.00 - \$22.00 \$125.00 and up 1938 Shop 9,472,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$11.00 - \$13.00 \$50.00 and up 1938 S Shop 2,832,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 - \$5.50 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$45.00 and up 1939 Shop 33,540,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$12.00 and up 1939 D Shop 7,092,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.00 - \$4.50 \$10.00 - \$12.00 \$28.00 and up 1939 S Shop 2,628,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 - \$5.50 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$45.00 and up 1940 Shop 35,704,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$12.00 and up 1940 D Shop 2,797,600 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$4.00 - \$4.25 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$75.00 and up 1940 S Shop 8,246,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.50 - \$6.00 \$19.00 and up 1941 Shop 79,032,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$5.50 and up 1941 D Shop 16,714,800 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$22.00 and up 1941 S Shop 16,080,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$22.00 and up 1942 Shop 102,096,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1942 D Shop 17,487,200 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$14.00 and up 1942 S Shop 19,384,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$40.00 and up 1943 Shop 99,700,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1943 D Shop 16,095,600 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$21.00 and up 1943 S Shop 21,700,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$17.00 and up 1944 Shop 104,956,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1944 D Shop 14,600,800 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$12.00 and up 1944 S Shop 12,560,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$6.50 and up 1945 Shop 74,372,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1945 D Shop 12,341,600 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$12.00 and up 1945 S Shop 17,004,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1946 Shop 53,436,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1946 D Shop 9,072,800 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.50 and up 1946 S Shop 4,204,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.50 and up 1947 Shop 22,556,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.50 and up 1947 D Shop 15,388,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1947 S Shop 5,532,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1948 Shop 35,196,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$5.00 and up 1948 D Shop 16,766,800 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1948 S Shop 15,960,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 and up 1949 Shop 9,312,000 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$3.75 - \$4.00 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$22.00 and up 1949 D Shop 10,068,400 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$5.00 - \$5.25 \$10.00 and up 1950 Shop 24,920,126 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 and up 1950 D Shop 21,075,600 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 and up 1950 S Shop 10,284,004 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 and up 1951 Shop 43,448,102 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1951 D Shop 35,354,800 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1951 S Shop 9,048,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$8.00 and up 1952 Shop 38,780,093 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1952 D Shop 49,795,200 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1952 S Shop 13,707,800 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$6.00 and up 1953 Shop 18,536,120 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1953 D Shop 56,112,400 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1953 S Shop 14,016,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1954 Shop 54,412,203 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1954 D Shop 42,305,500 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1954 S Shop 11,834,722 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1955 Shop 18,180,181 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1955 D Shop 3,182,400 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1956 Shop 44,144,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1956 D Shop 32,334,500 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1957 Shop 46,532,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1957 D Shop 77,924,160 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1958 Shop 6,360,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1958 D Shop 78,124,900 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1959 Shop 24,386,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1959 D Shop 62,054,232 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1960 Shop 29,164,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1960 D Shop 63,000,324 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1961 Shop 37,036,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1961 D Shop 83,656,928 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1962 Shop 36,156,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1962 D Shop 127,554,756 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1963 Shop 74,316,000 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1963 D Shop 135,288,184 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1964 Shop 560,390,585 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up 1964 D Shop 704,135,528 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.25 - \$3.50 \$3.50 - \$3.75 \$5.00 and up If you're interested in learning more about grading Washington quarters, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER WASHINGTON QUARTERS ONLY
 I believe that the old saying, "A coin is only worth what someone will pay for it," is absolutely true. I prefer eBay because it displays what people are actually paying for coins. Monthly coin price magazines and online price lists may not reflect current market conditions because they don't demonstrate what people are actually willing to pay. View all silver Washington Quarter auctions or those with the least time left (below).

 CHARTS Long-term metal price charts for the silver Washington quarter: