The 1934 quarter value is $3.89 each, it's the starting value for a coin in "Good" condition.
Other elements do contribute to raising the value higher, particularly the condition of your coin and finding the "D" mintmark.
Beginning with the mintmark. Two mints produced Washington quarters in 1934, Philadelphia and Denver. Those minted in Denver are worth a premium today because of low mintage totals.
The next challenge is determining the condition of your old quarter. Commonly found heavily worn, see if your coin is in a higher more collectible condition, and compare it to the "Grading" images below.
A popular series with collectors and elusive in the higher grades, your 1934 quarter is worth a close examination.
1934 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1934 Quarter Value Updated||3/10/2014|
The 1934-D listing on the coin value chart indicates a coin minted in Denver. The main mint in Philadelphia did not put mintmarks on quarters at the time.
The condition images are lined up to show the different stages of wear on a Washington quarter. The descriptions define the "Grade" and highlight the subtle details to consider.
Hopefully this reveals a higher grade and your 1934 quarter value is well above the minimum.
Uncirculated: A 1934 quarter in the "Uncirculated" grade exhibits absolutely no wear on its surfaces. The coin appears as if freshly minted. Although natural toning acquired over the years can be very desirable. This combination of factors results in the most desirable and valuable coins.
Extremely Fine: Slight wear confined only to the highest points of the design. The areas of focus are the hair details towards the top of Washington's head, the curls above the ear, and the cheeks near the eye. Easily described as a crisp and collectible coin.
Fine: On this coin the small and finer details have worn away and the area surrounding the ear has flattened from circulation. Many transfers from hand to hand have left their mark. However, eye appeal is still rather nice.
Good: The Washington portrait is smooth from circulation, but all essential details remain. The obverse rim of a 1934 quarter is normally still well defined, but usually in this condition the rim has merged into the lettering on the reverse.
Collectors and dealers are willing to pay high prices when an exceptional 1934 quarter is offered. An example...
The April 2008 Chicago Rarities Sale conducted by Bowers and Merena Auctions and specifically lot #328. A near perfect 1934-D Washington Quarter sold that day for $4,255. Conditions were right and the coin was right for setting such a high 1934 quarter value. This coin is obviously destined as part of an outstanding collection.
Your attention to further research often reveals how much your 1934 quarter is worth. Descriptions in major auctions and dealer price listing are very informative.
Check your coins with the values chart. Most of the silver Washington quarters value is tied closely to the price of silver. However, a few rare dates and mintmarks are very valuable.
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