The 1959 quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1959 Quarter


Type: Washington Quarter
Year: 1959
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.57

The US minted the 1959 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1959 D quarter. The mint mark, when present, 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


This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.57. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $30.79 per ounce.

Both the 1959 quarters with no mint mark and the 1959 D quarters are worth around $6.50 each 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 $20.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $14 in PR 65 condition. There were 1,149,291 proof coins minted.

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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.



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See also:

1960 Quarter
1958 Quarter
1957 Quarter