1948 Quarter Value

$3.15 is the minimum 1948 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your coin to this level.

1948 Quarter Value

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 Quarter Value

  Condition of Coin
Date Good - G Fine - F Extremely Fine
1948 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.41
1948 D $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $4.23
1948 S $3.15 $3.15 $3.35 $3.69
1948 Quarter Value Updated 1/16/2017

"1948-D" on the coin value chart is a Washington quarter minted in 1948 at the Denver Mint.

1948 Quarter -D- Mintmark
The adjacent image is of the reverse, indicating the mintmark location. Judging condition and "Grade" is covered next.

1948 Quarter Value is Conditional

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.

1948 Quarter Uncirculated Condition

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.

Washington Quarter Extremely Fine Condition

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.

Washington Quarter Fine Condition

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.

1948 Quarter Good Condition

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.

Attractive Toning and Auction Value

A rare toned beauty of a 1948-D Washington quarter is auctioned for $862.50. Heritage Auction Galleries sold this amazing gem quarter.

Such a high 1948 quarter value is reserved for the elite coin and a serious coin buyer. This quarter featured a color spectrum of predominantly light violet with a rainbow of green, gold and reddish brown over glimmering silver. The first impression of quality is enhanced by the sharp strike rendering all the design in detail and the total absence of abrasions.

Your further research often reveals how much your 1948 quarter is worth. Descriptions in major auctions and dealer price listings cover many price ranges.

The Challenge of Selling Your Coins

Selling your coins is always a challenge. However you have taken big steps towards understanding what is involved to accurately determine value and getting your best deal from a coin buyer.

This understanding of how to value old coins yourself helps greatly when dealing with any future buyers of your coins.

Look through your box of old coins, discover any treasure hiding inside. Research them, not only on this site, but others. Coin dealer listings and Rare Coin Auctions are full of descriptions pointing to what gives coins such high value. Now you can decide if and when to sell your coins.

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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Including more relating to your 1948 quarter value. Easily find how much your old coins are worth.

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