The 1943 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1943 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1943
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.05

The US minted the 1943 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1943 D and 1943 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1943 Philadelphia 99,700,000
1943 D Denver 16,095,600
1943 S San Francisco 21,700,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.05 as of November 14, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.85 per ounce.

The 1943 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $7.50 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $9 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $37.

The 1943 D quarter is worth around $8 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $28 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

Lastly the 1943 S quarter is worth around $9 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $26 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

Double Die Error Coins

There are double die error coins for both the 1943 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1943 S quarter. For both series the error can be found on the obverse side of the coins. If the markings overlap each other then the coin is a double die error.

The 1943 quarter with no mint mark double die error coin can be quite valuable. This coin is worth around $2,500 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $5,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $12,000.

The 1943 S quarter double die error coin is not as valuable, but it can still command a high price. This coin is worth around $200 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1,650.

Grading System

Extremely fine- The hair lines look sharp. The only signs of wear are on the eagle's breast and at the top of the eagle's legs.

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 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1944 Quarter
1942 Quarter
1941 Quarter