The 1951 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1951 Quarter


Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1951
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 1951 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1951 D and 1951 S quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1951 Philadelphia 43,448,102
1951 D Denver 35,354,800
1951 S San Francisco 9,048,000


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 1951 quarters with no mint mark and the 1951 D quarters don't have much numismatic value. In extremely fine condition they are valued at a few dollars over their silver melt value. However in uncirculated condition they are valued at around $15 for each coin.

The 1951 S quarters are more rare and thus have the most numismatic value. In extremely fine condition the value is around $8 per coin, and in uncirculated condition the value is at least $20 per coin.

Proof coins are available and most of them are valued at around $40 each. Graded proof coins with a grade of PR 67+ will sell for more. The Philadelphia mint issued out only 57,000 proof coins, which is why they are valuable.

See also:

1952 Quarter
1950 Quarter
1949 Quarter