BU WASHINGTON QUARTERS

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Brilliant Uncirculated And Proof

                 Date      Inv #    Price        Date      Inv #    Price
               1941        08101    17.95        1974         08177     1.00         
               1941d       08102   105.00        1974d        08178     1.00         
               1941s       08103    95.00        1974s Proof  03922     1.95         
               1942        08104    17.50        1976         08179     1.00 
               1942d       08105    37.50        1976d        08180     1.00
               1942s       08106   210.00        1976s SLR    08181     4.95 
               1943        08107    17.50        1976s Proof  03924     1.95 
               1943d       08108    67.50        1976s SLR PF 03925     5.95 
               1943s       08109    77.50        1977         08182     1.00 
               1944        08110    14.95        1977d        08183     1.00
               1944d       08111    24.95        1977s Proof  03927     1.95 
               1944s       08112    37.50        1978         08184     1.00 
               1945        08113    17.50        1978d        08185     1.00 
               1945d       08114    39.95        1978s Proof  03928     1.95 
               1945s       08115    22.50        1979         08186     1.00 
               1946        08116    17.50        1979d        08187     1.00 
               1946d       08117    17.50        1979s 1 PRF  03929     1.95 
               1946s       08118    14.95        1979s 2 PRF  03930     2.50 
               1947        08119    29.95        1980p        08188     1.00 
               1947d       08120    17.50        1980d        08189     1.00 
               1947s       08121    17.50        1980s Proof  03931     1.95 
               1948        08122    17.50        1981p        08190     1.00 
               1948d       08123    24.95        1981d        08191     1.00 
               1948s       08124    19.95        1981s 1 PRF  03932     1.95 
               1949        08125    79.95        1981s 2 PRF  03933     2.95 
               1949d       08126    49.95        1982p        08192    12.50 
               1950        08127    17.50        1982d        08193     7.95 
               1950d       08128    17.50        1982s Proof  03934     2.50 
               1950s       08129    34.95        1983p        08194    34.95 
               1951        08130    14.95        1983d        08195    17.50 
               1951d       08131    17.50        1983s Proof  03936     2.50 
               1951s       08132    52.50        1984p        08196     1.00 
               1952        08133    17.50        1984d        08197     1.50 
               1952d       08134    17.50        1984s Proof  03937     1.95 
               1952s       08135    19.95        1985p        08198     1.50 
               1953        08136    22.50        1985d        08199     1.00
               1953d       08137    14.95        1985s Proof  03938     1.95 
               1953s       08138    14.95        1986p        08075     3.50 
               1954        08139    14.95        1986d        08076     7.95 
               1954d       08140    14.95        1986s Proof  03939     1.95 
               1954s       08141    14.95        1987p        08077     1.00 
               1955        08142    14.95        1987d        08078     1.00 
               1955d       08143    14.95        1987s Proof  03940     1.95 
               1956        08144    12.95        1988P        08079     1.50 
               1956  Proof 03903    22.50        1988d        08080     1.00
               1956d       08145    12.95        1988s Proof  03941     1.95 
               1957        08146    12.95        1989p        08081     1.00 
               1957  Proof 03904    17.50        1989d        08082     1.00
               1957d       08147    12.95        1989s Proof  03942     1.95 
               1958        08148    12.95        1990p        08083     1.00 
               1958  Proof 03905    17.50        1990d        08084     1.50
               1958d       08149    12.95        1990s Proof  03943     3.95 
               1959        08150    12.95        1991p        08085     1.50 
               1959  Proof 03906    17.50        1991d        08086     1.50
               1959d       08151    12.95        1991s Proof  03944     2.95 
               1960        08152    12.95        1992p        08087     1.95 
               1960  Proof 03907    17.50        1992d        08088     1.50
               1960d       08153    12.95        1992s Proof  03945     2.50
               1961        08154    12.95        1992s SLR PF 03946    12.50 
               1961  Proof 03909    17.50        1993p        08089     1.95
               1961d       08155    12.95        1993d        08090     1.50 
               1962        08156    12.95        1993s Proof  03947     2.95 
               1962  Proof 03910    17.50        1993s SLR PF 03948    14.95
               1962d       08157    12.95        1994p        08091     1.95 
               1963        08158    12.95        1994d        08092     1.95 
               1963  Proof 03911    17.50        1994s Proof  03949     2.95
               1963d       08159    12.95        1994s SLR PF 03950    14.95 
               1964        08160    12.95        1995p        08093     1.95 
               1964  Proof 03912    17.50        1995d        08094     2.50
               1964d       08161    12.95        1995s Proof  03951     7.50 
               1965        08162     4.95        1995s SLR PF 03952    14.95
               1965 SMS    03913     1.50        1996p        08095     1.00 
               1966        08163     2.50        1996d        08096     1.50
               1966 SMS    03914     1.95        1996s Proof  03953     3.95        
               1967        08164     5.95        1996s SLR PF 03954    12.50        
               1967 SMS    03915     1.95        1997p        08097     1.00        
               1968        08165     1.95        1997d        08098     1.50        
               1968d       08166     1.50        1997s Proof  03955     8.95        
               1968s Proof 03916     1.95        1997s SLR PF 03956    14.95        
               1969        08167     2.95        1998p        08099     1.00        
               1969d       08168     2.95        1998d        08100     1.00        
               1969s Proof 03917     1.95        1998s Proof  03957     5.95        
               1970        08169     1.00        1998s SLR PF 03958    14.95        
               1970d       08170     1.00        
               1970s Proof 03918     1.95                
               1971        08171     1.95                
               1971d       08172     1.00                
               1971s Proof 03919     1.95                
               1972        08173     1.00                
               1972d       08174     1.00        
               1972s Proof 03920     1.95        
               1973        08175     1.00        
               1973d       08176     1.00
               1973s Proof 03921     1.95       

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The History of the Washington Quarter (1932-1998):

The first Washington Quarter was issued in 1932 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. The obverse depicts the bust of Washington. The reverse design is that of a perched eagle with wings spread.

The Washington Quarter was designed by New York sculptor, John Flanagan. His initials 'JF' appear at the truncation of Washington's neck.

From 1932 to 1964, the Washington Quarter was composed of 90% Silver and 10% Copper. Since pure silver is very soft, copper was added to all circulating silver coins to harden them and prevent excessive wear. These 90% Silver Washington Quarters had a weight of 6.25 grams, a diameter of 24.3 mm, a reeded edge. The edges of most silver coins were reeded to make evident any attempt to shave silver off the coin.

In 1965 the composition was changed to a 75% Copper and 25% Nickel outer shell bonded to a pure copper middle. The weight of these clad quarters is slightly less at 5.67 grams. This composition is still used today for circulating issues. All Washington Quarters have a diameter of 24.3 mm. The edges of the clad piece are still reeded for traditions' sake.

In 1975 and 1976, the design was changed in recognition of the United States Bicentennial. The obverse design was unchanged except for the dual date "1776-1976" while the reverse was entirely new. The new reverse design was the of a Colonial Drummer facing left with a victory torch encircled by thirteen stars to represent the original colonies. The new design was the work of Jack L. Ahr, who won the Treasury's open contest in 1973 for the honor.

The composition, weight, and diameter of the Bicentennial Quarters issued for general circulation were the same as the 1965 clad type. The U.S. Treasury did strike some Bicentennial Quarters in 40% Silver and offered them for sale, at a premium, to collectors in both Proof Sets and Uncirculated Sets consisting of the Bicentennial Quarter, Half, and Dollar. The 40% Silver Bicentennial Washington Quarter was composed of outer layers of 80% Silver and 20% Copper bonded to an inner core of 20.9% Silver and 79.1% Copper. The resulting silver purity was 39.97% (they call it 40%) and the weight was 5.75 grams.

All quarters minted in these two years are dated "1776-1976" therefore no quarters ever bore the date 1975! The regular design was resumed in 1977 and continued until 1998.

The Washington Quarter was struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.

Beginning in 1999, a new quarter type is being issued:

The Statehood Quarter.


Key to abbreviations used on this page:

BU (Brilliant Uncirculated): A strictly uncirculated coin with attractive mint luster but noticeable detracting contact marks or minor blemishes.

P (Philadelphia): The 'P' mint mark, used from 1980 to 1998, is located on the obverse, to the right of the ribbon in Washington's hair.*

D (Denver): The 'D' mint mark, from 1932 to 1967 is located on the reverse below the crossed branches and above the second "R" in "Quarter". From 1968-1998, it is located on on the obverse, to the right of the ribbon in Washington's hair.

S (San Francisco): The 'S' mint mark, from 1932 to 1967 is located on the reverse below the crossed branches and above the second "R" in "Quarter". From 1968-1998, it is located on on the obverse, to the right of the ribbon in Washington's hair.

SMS (Special Mint Set): Made 1965-1967 at the Philadelphia Mint. No Proof Sets were produced these years.

SLR PF: Refers to Silver Proof coins.

1 and 2: The 1979 Type 1 coins have a "filled S" which was hard to read. The die was re-cut creating the Type 2 or "clear S." Similarly, in 1981, the dies for the coins were re-cut creating a Type 1 (Rounded S) and a Type 2 (Flat S).

* Note: Washington Quarters struck in Philadelphia prior to 1980 bear no mint mark.


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