$3.20 is the minimum 1948 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your coin to this level.
There is a chance it is even higher. Let's check for mint marks and most importantly the condition of your quarter. First the mint marks.
Three different minting facilities, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, produced Washington quarters in 1948. The two most valuable in the higher grades are the Denver and San Francisco coins. The "D" or "S" mintmark, indicating the specific mint, is found on the reverse.
Next are your coins in collectible condition? 1948 quarters are avidly sought by collectors and premiums are paid by dealers, when found in "Uncirculated" condition. The picture to the side is an example of a very desirable uncirculated quarter.
Images of different stages of wear are found below, check if your 1948 quarter is worth a high price.
"1948-D" on the coin value chart is a Washington quarter minted in 1948 at the Denver Mint.
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The adjacent image is of the reverse, indicating the mintmark location. Judging condition and "Grade" is covered next.
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 1948 quarter value is well above the minimum.
Uncirculated: Untouched since being minted and no wear on its surfaces, a quarter in this condition is avidly sought by collectors and dealers. Admittedly few survive this nice.
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.
Fine: Still a respectable coin despite moderate wear. The hair and curls now show only major details. The neck and chin are worn to the point of merging. However the rim and date are clearly separated.
Good: All the important details show but very flattened by wear. The tops of the letters have begun to merge into the rim. A 1948 quarter in this condition is worth the underlying silver bullion value.
Washington Quarters Value
Check your coins with the values chart. The 1948 quarter value is tied closely to the price of silver. However, a few rare dates and mint marks stand out, if found in high condition. Compare your coins to the grading images and separate then by condition. Follow your coin's value on the silver charts, and check for rare dates and mint marks.
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