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1965-2014 Washington Quarter Melt Value

1965 - 2014 Washington Quarter Value (United States)

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. [ ? ]

Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
$3.8768  =copper price / pound on Feb 26, 2024.
.9167  =copper %
$7.7864  =nickel price / pound on Feb 26, 2024.
.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 :

    (3.8768 × .00220462262 × 5.67 × .9167)  =  $0.0444226

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

    (7.7864 × .00220462262 × 5.67 × .0833)  =  $0.0081074

3. Add the two together :

    $0.0444226 + $0.0081074 = $0.0525300

$0.0525300 is the melt value for the 1965-2014 quarter on February 26, 2024.

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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).

YearMintageNumismatic Value Range
1983673,535,000$0.25 - $40.00
2004 Wisconsin (extra leaf)12,000 (est)$40.00 - $3000.00

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