The 1949 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1949 Quarter


Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1949
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 1949 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1949 D quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1949 Philadelphia 9,312,000
1949 D Denver 10,068,400


The value in poor 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.

Quarters from 1949 are more rare than some of the other US quarter series. Therefore they can be valued at a premium. Both the 1949 quarter with no mint mark and the 1949 D quarter are worth around $10 each in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is higher at around $30 each.

See also:

1950 Quarter
1948 Quarter
1947 Quarter