Silver Quarter Dollars1892-1916 Barber Quarter
We pay $3.50 for each most Barber quarters in good condition. Some Barber quarters are worth more. For example, "S" mint coins are highly prized by collectors. Find an 1893-S, 1899-S or 1908-S and the value is over $15. This is for a heavily worn coin in "Good" condition. Better preserved examples, in higher "Grades" are easily worth hundreds.
What is the condition of your coins? Rare dates and mint marks are one factor to Barber quarter values. However, nice looking, high condition coins are very appealing to collectors, they make great additions to their sets and valued much higher.
The choice Uncirculated Barber Head Quarter such as the one pictured is very popular and commands a value of over $200.
Barber Quarter Values - What Dealers Pay
Barber head quarter values vary widely. The chart shows a few rare dates steal the show but it is clear the higher the "Grade" the more your coins are worth.
Barber Quarter Values 1892-1916
Condition of Coin Date Good - G Fine - F Extremely Fine XF Uncirculated
The above are wholesale Barber quarter values. Computed from dealer's price lists with various mark-up factors figured in. They reflect closely the value you would expect to receive when selling.
Variations in value do occur subject to subtle grading points, collector demands and dealer needs. For more background information, see how value listings in the Coin Value Guide are determined.
A full "LIBERTY" spelled out on the headband separates a coin in "Fine" condition from one in the lesser "Good" condition. On the reverse all of "E PLURIBUS UNUM" across the ribbon must show.
If your coin is crisp and sharp in all details you have a highly desirable Barber Quarter. Most in extremely fine "XF" condition are worth $50 or more.
Barber Quarter Grading
Is your coin very nice and possibly a very high grade? Many small details come into play in the higher grades, especially the uncirculated grades, affecting the value. If you are not sure, there is help available.
Collectors and dealers consider PCGS and NGC as leaders in coin grading services. They both authenticate and grade your coin. The small fee you pay provides assurance you understand and receive the full value of your coin.
It is also helpful to know grading a coin is not an exact science. It is your opinion, dealers and collectors have their own opinions... and they can all differ slightly.
Check a few rare coin dealers and auction house listings, look for those offering Barber Head Quarters for sale. Their listings and prices usually include a notation of the NGC or PCGS assigned grade. Additionally, these coin dealers are potential buyers of your coins.
High Values and Mintmarks
Barber Quarter Mintmark Location
The rarest Barber quarter was minted at the San Francisco mint in 1901. The "S" mintmark is located on the reverse just below the tail feathers of the eagle. Find a 1901-S in your group and you are holding a $3,400 coin.
Other mint marks, "O" for New Orleans and "D" for the Denver mint are all located on the reverse in the same place. No mintmark was used by the Philadelphia mint.
Examine your coins closely, many of the mint marked coins carry a surprising premium value.
Consider your group of coins as the beginning of a coin collection. The start of an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. If that is not for you, one successful approach is to sell all your coins and use the proceeds to buy one nice rare coin. The one you were hoping to find in the box. Pass the thrill of a rare coin on to your children.
Take a minute and visit Jake's Marketplace. They are serious buyers of US coins. Additionally... they have many fascinating rare coins for sale.
Barber Quarter Values Today and Tomorrow
Barber quarter values have a bright future. The series is very popular, with many collectors assembling collections as a result increasing the demand for nice coins.
Dealers require a steady supply to meet this demand. Should you decide to sell your coins, there is a ready market.
Whenever curious of your Barber quarter values, return and stay abreast of the market.
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1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
This guide is intended to give you an indication of how much your Standing Liberty quarter minted from 1916 to 1930 is worth. The table below displays average coin values based upon the condition of the coin. If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in business, it is considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below show examples of each condition. Some coins are very valuable even in well worn condition. Please note that you cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it. In fact, cleaned coins are worth significantly less and coin dealers can recognize a cleaned coin immediately. Therefore, never, never, never clean your coins.
Introduction to Coin Values
There are many factors that go into determining the value of your coins. First of all you must understand how the coin market works. If the coin dealer runs out of 1927-S Standing Liberty quarters, he cannot just call the mint and order more of them because the mint does not make coins dated 1927 anymore. The coin dealer must replenish his supply by buying coins from other dealers or people who come into his store. What he pays you for that coin is known as the "wholesale price" or "value." If you want to buy that 1927-S from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."
Standing Liberty quarters are not widely collected, but do enjoy some moderate popularity among intermediate and advanced collectors. Prices are relatively stable at this time, and tend not to fluctuate with the price of silver as other U.S. coin issues do. Most circulated issues are affordable to the intermediate collector. The advanced collector will seek uncirculated examples and will have to pay a significant premium to obtain them. Also, don't assume that you will be able to walk in to a coin shop with a bag of Standing Liberty quarters and have the coin dealer dig through them to pull out the nice ones. If you want top dollar for your Standing Liberty quarters, you need to sort them and organize them so the dealer can quickly see what you have. Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties
The following Standing Liberty quarters in any condition, are worth considerable more than common Standing Liberty quarters. As such, these coins are frequently counterfeit or altered from common Standing Liberty quarters. Therefore, before you start celebrating your early retirement with your new found fortune, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.
1916 1918-S 18/17 DDO (Doubled Die Obverse; looks like there is a 7 over an 8) 1919-D 1919-S 1921 1923-S Mint Marks
Standing Liberty quarters were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S). As illustrated in the picture below, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, near the bottom, just above and to the left of the date.
Type 1, 2 and 3
Approximately halfway through 1917 the obverse and the reverse design on the Standing Liberty quarter was changed. On the obverse, Lady Liberty's bare breast was covered with a coat of chain-mail. The reverse was changed from having seven stars on the left side of the eagle and six stars on the right side of the eagle, to having five stars on each side of the eagle with three stars underneath the eagle. Looking at the reverse is the easiest way to tell Type 1 from Type 2. Beginning in 1925, the date was recessed below the rim so that the numerals are protected and less likely to wear away. The recessed date subtype is known as Type 3.
1932-1964 Washington Quarter
This guide provides silver Washington quarter values for coins minted from 1932 to 1964. The table below has average coin values based upon the condition of the coin. If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in commerce, it is considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below illustrate examples of each condition. Some coins are very valuable even in well worn condition. Do not clean your coins because you cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it. In fact, cleaned coins are worth considerable less and coin dealers can spot a cleaned coin immediately. Therefore, never clean your coins.
Introduction to Coin Values
There are many factors that go into determining the value of your coins. First of all you must understand how the coin market operates. If a coin dealer runs out of 1932-D silver Washington quarters, he cannot just order more of them from the U.S. Mint because the mint does not make coins dated 1932 anymore. The coin dealer must replenish his supply by buying coins from other coin dealers or people that walk into his store. What he pays you for that coin is known as the "wholesale price" or "value." If you want to buy that 1932-D coin from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."
Silver Washington quarters are made of 90% silver and 10% copper. Therefore, they have approximately 5.625 grams of pure silver. With silver selling for about $31.00 per Troy ounce, there is approximately $6.00 worth of silver in every coin. As illustrated in the chart below, you will see that certain coins are worth significantly more than their base silver value.
But don't expect to walk in to a coin shop with a big jar of silver Washington quarters and have the coin dealer dig through them to pull out the nice ones. If you want top dollar for your silver Washington quarter, you need to sort them and organize them so the dealer can quickly see what you have.
Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties
The following silver Washington quarters in any condition, are worth considerable more than common ones. As such, these coins may be counterfeited or altered from common coins. Therefore, before you start celebrating your new found fortune, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service. •1932-D •1932-S •1934 DDO (Doubled Die Obverse)
1937 DDO 1942-D DDO 1943 DDO 1943-S DDO 1950-D D/S (D over S Repunched Mintmark) 1950-S S/D (S over D Repunched Mintmark) Mint Marks
Silver Washington quarters were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S). As illustrated in the picture below, the mint mark is located on the reverse of the coin, just below the wreath and above the "R" in "QUARTER DOLLAR.