The 1956 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1956 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1956
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 1956 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1956 D quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1956 Philadelphia 44,144,000
1956 D Denver 32,334,500

Value

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.

Neither the 1956 quarters with no mink mark or the 1956 D quarters have much numismatic value. In extremely fine condition each coin is valued at around a $1-2 premium over the scrap silver value. In uncirculated condition the price is around $6 per coin.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $10 each. Graded proof coins with a grade of PR 67+ or higher will sell for more. The Philadelphia mint issued out 669,000 proof coins so they aren't particularly rare.


See also:

1957 Quarter
1955 Quarter
1954 Quarter