The 1959 Washington quarters aren't rare, but they do have value as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1959 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1959
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 1959 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1959 D quarter. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1959 Philadelphia 24,384,000
1959 D Denver 62,054,232

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 1959 quarters with no mink mark or the 1959 D quarters have much numismatic value. In extremely fine condition the price for each coin is only worth slightly more than the scrap silver melt value. In uncirculated condition each coin sells for a few dollars above the scrap silver melt value.

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 1.1 million collectible proof coins so they aren't rare.


See also:

1960 Quarter
1958 Quarter
1957 Quarter