The standard 1776-1976 Washington quarters are made of a clad composition that contains copper and nickel. Silver clad quarters and silver clad proof quarters were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
This coin has a special design on the reverse side of the coin to celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States. The bicentennial marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The reverse side of the coin features a military drummer along with a victory torch encircled by 13 stars. This design is why these coins are called drummer boy quarters. The obverse side of the coin features the same design as other Washington quarters.
The US minted the 1776-1976 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1776-1976 D quarter, 1776-1976 S proof quarter, 1776-1976 S silver quarter, and 1776-1976 S silver proof quarter.
Note: The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin.
|1776-1976 S Proof||San Francisco||7,059,099|
|1776-1976 S Silver||San Francisco||11,000,000|
|1776-1976 S Silver Proof||San Francisco||4,000,000|
The standard 1776-1976 clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.
The 1776-1976 quarter with no mint mark and the 1776-1976 D quarter are each worth around $1.25 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. The value is around $6 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.
The 1776-1976 S proof quarter is worth around $5 in PR 65 condition.
Silver Clad Quarters
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.81 as of October 25, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.55 per ounce.
The 1776-1976 S silver quarter is worth around $5 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $7.
The 1776-1976 S silver proof quarter is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.
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MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.
PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.