The 1950 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1950 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1950
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.08

The US minted the 1950 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1950 D and 1950 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1950 Philadelphia 24,920,126
1950 D Denver 21,075,600
1950 S San Francisco 10,284,004

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.08 as of November 19, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.05 per ounce.

The 1950 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $7 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $9 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $32.

The 1950 D quarter is worth around $7 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $9 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $34.

The 1950 S quarter is more rare and more valuable. In extremely fine condition the value is around $7.50. In uncirculated condition the price is around $12 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $35.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $65 in PR 65 condition. There were 51,386 proof coins minted.

Error Varieties

There are overlap errors for both the 1950 D quarter and the 1950 S quarter. These error coins can be quite valuable, especially in uncirculated condition.

The overlap error on the 1950 D quarter shows a 'D' minted over an 'S'. This coin is worth around $150 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $325 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $2,900.

The overlap error on the 1950 S quarter shows an 'S' minted over a 'D'. This coin is worth around $150 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $350 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1,150.

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.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1951 Quarter
1949 Quarter
1948 Quarter