The 1939 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1939 Quarter


Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1939
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 5.62 grams
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.22

The US minted the 1939 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1939 D and 1939 S quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1939 Philadelphia 33,540,000
1939 D Denver 7,092,000
1939 S San Francisco 2,628,000


The value in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The scrap silver value for this coin is $3.22 as of September 19, 2019. This scrap value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.83 per ounce.

The 1939 quarters with no mint mark don't have as much numismatic value. In fine to extremely fine condition they each only sell for a slight premium above their scrap silver value. In uncirculated condition they sell for at least $20 per coin.

The 1939 D quarters are more rare and thus more valuable. In extremely fine condition they sell for around $10 each. In uncirculated condition the price is around $35 each.

There is a more limited quantity of 1939 S quarters so they are the most valuable variety. The value in extremely fine condition is around $15 per coin. In uncirculated condition the price can go over $100 per coin.

See also:

1940 Quarter
1938 Quarter
1937 Quarter