The 1916 Barber quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1916 Barber Quarter

Specifications

Type: Barber Quarter
Year: 1916
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.06

The US minted the 1916 Barber quarter with no mint mark and also the 1916 D Barber quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1916 Philadelphia 1,788,000
1916 D Denver 6,540,800

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.06 as of November 19, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.93 per ounce.

The 1916 Barber quarter with no mint mark and the 1916 Barber D quarter have similar values. Each coin is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $40. In extremely fine condition the value is around $70. In uncirculated condition the price is around $240 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $375.

Grading System

Good- The date and the inscriptions are readable. The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1917 Quarter
1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
1915 Quarter