The 1942 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1942 Quarter


Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1942
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 1942 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1942 D and 1942 S quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1942 Philadelphia 102,096,000
1942 D Denver 17,487,200
1942 S San Francisco 19,384,000


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 1942 quarters with no mint mark don't have much numismatic value. In fine to extremely fine condition they each only sell for a small premium above their scrap silver value. In uncirculated condition they sell for around $10 each.

The 1942 D quarters and 1942 S quarters are more rare and thus more valuable. In extremely fine condition they are valued at around $10 each. In uncirculated condition the value is around $25 per coin, but the price can be higher depending on the exact grade.

See also:

1943 Quarter
1941 Quarter
1940 Quarter