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# 1965 - 2014 Washington Quarter Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.25 Obverse Image: George Washington, first President of the United States. Reverse Image: 1965-1974, 1977-1998: The presidential coat of arms (an eagle with outstretched wings).1975-1976: Bicentennial (all were dated 1776-1976).1999-2009: Statehood designs. Metal Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel Total Weight: 5.67 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:

\$2.8237  =copper price / pound on Oct 18, 2018.
.9167  =copper %
\$5.6245  =nickel price / pound on Oct 18, 2018.
.0833  =nickel %
5.67  =total weight in grams
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price these metals, that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 91.67% copper value :

(2.8237 × .00220462262 × 5.67 × .9167)  =  \$0.0323555

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

(5.6245 × .00220462262 × 5.67 × .0833)  =  \$0.0058562

3. Add the two together :

\$0.0323555 + \$0.0058562 = \$0.0382117

\$0.0382117 is the melt value for the 1965-2014 quarter on October 18, 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). Year Mintage Numismatic Value Range 1983 673,535,000 \$0.25 - \$40.00 2004 Wisconsin (extra leaf) 12,000 (est) \$40.00 - \$3000.00 If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - WASHINGTON QUARTERS
 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 Washington Quarter auctions or those with the least time left (below).

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