US Quarter Dollars 1932 To Date

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WASHINGTON TYPE 1932 to Date

Silver Coinage, 1932-1964

This type quarter was intended to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Washington's birth. John Flanagan, a New York sculptor, was the designer; his initials, JF, can be found at the base of Washington's neck.

Washington Quarter Dollar Silver


The mint mark is on reverse below wreath (from 1932 to 1964).

Mint Mark Location on Silver Washington Quarter

Specifics:

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Weight: 6.25 grams
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper
Net Weight: .18084 oz. pure silver
Quantity minted: 5,205,956,541
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
Designer: John Flanagan

Key-Dates and Coin Values:

• 1932D; VG-8: $55.00, EF-40: $165.00
• 1932S; VG-8: $55.00, EF-40: $90.00
• 1934 Double die; F-12: $60.00, EF-40: $135.00
• 1936D; VF-20: $18.00, EF-40: $45.00
• 1937 Double die obverse; VF-20: $130.00, EF-40: $255.00
• 1937S; VF-20: $12.00, EF-40: $20.00
• 1938; VF-20: $12.00, EF-40: $18.00
• 1942D Double die obverse; VF-20: $280.00, EF-40: $380.00
• 1943 Double die obverse; VF-20: $155.00, EF-40: $230.00
• 1943S Double die obverse; VF-20: $110.00, EF-40: $155.00
• 1950D, D over S ; VF-20: $75.00, EF-40: $145.00
• 1950S, S over D; VF-20: $95.00, EF-40: $425.00
Average coin values of other dates: VF-20 - $2.00, EF-40 - $2.25


Clad Coinage, 1965 to Date

In 1964 silver quarters were replaced by the clad coinage (composition: outer layers of copper-nickel bonded to inner core of pure copper). Bicentennial quarters of silver and copper-nickel compositions were minted during 1975 and 1976. In 1977 eagle reverse was resumed on clad quarters, dies were slightly modified to lower relief.

Washington Clad Quarter

Starting in 1968, mint mark is on obverse at right of ribbon.

Specifics:

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Weight: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Composition: outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
Quantity minted: 23,739,044,734 (until 1999)
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
Designer: Hermon A. McNeil

Key-Dates and Coin Values:

• Lightweight thin quarters of 1970D were struck on metal intended for dimes; VF-20: $, EF-40: $
• 1983P; MS-65: $12.00
• 1983D; MS-65: $7.00
Average coin values of other dates: MS-65 - $1.25


Bicentennial Coinage dated 1776-1976

In October of 1973, the Treasury announced an open contest for the selection of suitable designs for the Bicentennial reverses of the quarter, half dollar and dollar. Jack L. Ahr was selected for the quarter reverse. It features a Colonial drummer facing left, with a victory torch encircled by thirteen stars at the upper left. Except for the dual dating, 1776-1976, the obverse remained unchanged.

Bicentennial Quarter 1776-1976

Specifics:

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition:
• Silver issue:
Weight: 5.75 grams
Outer layers of .800 silver, .200 copper bonded to inner core of .209 silver, .791 copper
Net weight: .0739 oz. pure silver
• Copper-nickel issue:
Weight: 5.67 grams
Outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
Quantity minted: 1,691,961,954
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
Designer: John Flanagan and Jack L. Ahr
Average coin values: MS-65 - $1.25

US 50 STATE QUARTERS 1999-2008

In 1999 the US Mint began its 50 State Quarters Program to produce a series of 50 quarter dollar coins with special designs honoring each state. Five different designs were issued each year during the period 1999-2008. States were commemorated in the order of their entrance into statehood.

These are all legal tender coins of standard weight and composition. The obverse depicting President George Washington was modified slightly to include some of the wording previously used on the reverse. The modification was carried out by Mint sculptor-engraver William Cousins, whose initials were added to the truncation of Washington's neck adjacent to those of the original designer John Flanagan.

Obverse of State Quarters

State Quarter Obverse

Specifics:

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Weight: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Composition: outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper
Quantity minted: n/a
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco

Each state theme was proposed, and approved by the governor of the state; final designs were created by mint personnel. Circulation coins are made at the Philadelphia and Denver mints. Proof coins are made in San Francisco.

The following pages contain both photographs of each state quarter's obverse and a short description of the state theme; five issues per page (for each year):

Year of issuance - | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 |



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(Source: The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman, http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/)