$3.99 is the minimum 1936 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your coin to this level.
If yours is the "D" or "S" mintmark issue, and just slightly worn, it now goes into the $15 range. Of the three mints coining Washington quarters in 1935, the Denver Mint "D" is the most valuable.
Next in line, the San Francisco mint "S" produced coins that are a little less rare and valuable than the Denver coins. Lastly, the Philadelphia mint, no mintmark, issued quarters in large quantities. These are the most available and generally trade at their silver bullion value… unless in "Uncirculated" condition.
Condition is very important to collectors and dealers when price is considered. The stunning Washington quarter pictured is an example rising to the top of the value scale. Never circulated, and no wear, a very desirable coin.
Identifying mint marks and especially condition accurately, combines to reveal how much your 1936 quarter is worth today.
1936 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1936 Quarter Value Updated||3/3/2014|
The coin value chart breaks the prices down by date, mintmark and state of preservation.
The quarter images below each represent different levels of desirability to a collector. From the "Uncirculated" grade to the least, "Good" condition.
The grading descriptions describe what to examine as you judge the condition of your quarters.
Accurate 1936 quarter value depends upon a careful study of grade. This process is understandably one of the hardest to get correctly, especially when large dollar amounts are at stake.
Uncirculated: Best described as never been touched, appearing as if fresh from the mint. The color of the coin is either bright silver white or naturally toned. Technically the requirement is the total absence of wear. Look for the first evidence of abrasion from circulation showing as a break of the delicate luster on the cheeks.
Extremely Fine: This quarter exhibits slight evidence of circulation, but was put away before to much wear accrued. Examine the hair and you notice the details are gone. Also the roundness of Washington's neck and cheeks has smoothed out somewhat. If yours is the "D" or "S" issue, the 1936 quarter value still has a collector premium.
Fine: From the chin and extending up and through the hair the details have worn flat, also reaching into the curls above the ear. Coins in this grade give the impression of worn, but not overly so.
Good: Here we are at the low end of the desirability scale. The lettering is now connected to the rim and only the major details of the portrait remain. The coin does not appear mistreated, for example, bent, heavy rim bumps and the like, just well worn.
The price was $10,063 for a 1936-D Washington quarter. This quarter was part of a high end collection sold by Bowers and Merena Auctions. Considered one of only a few 1936-D quarters in almost perfect condition, full mint luster and no noticeable marks.
Careful, expert handling since the moment of striking has protected the coin and enhanced its value greatly. Prices this high are reserved for the truly unique.
Your 1936 quarter is worth further study. Dealer inventory and rare coin auction descriptions are very informative giving an insight to the value of coins. Washington quarters are a popular series to collect and the older years are increasing in value.
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