Your 1949 quarter value starts a $3.26 each. This minimum price is because of the large silver content in old quarters.
Other factors do contribute to raising the value of you old coin, particularly the condition and determining which mint produced the quarter.
Beginning with the mintmark. Two mints struck Washington quarters in 1949, Philadelphia and Denver. Those minted in Philadelphia are worth a premium today because of low mintage totals. You can tell them apart by the small "D" placed on the reverse by the Denver Mint.
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 "uncirculated" condition, and compare it to the "Grading" images below.
A popular series with collectors and elusive in the higher grades, your 1949 quarter is worth a close examination.
The coin value chart defines prices by the date, the presence of a mintmark and the condition of your coin.
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The "1949-D" quarter was produced at the Denver mint in 1949, the "D" mintmark is located on the reverse, below the wreath. The different condition groups and how to "Grade" your coin is described below.
The highest priced Washington quarters are always the "Uncirculated" examples, the first image. Descending to the lowest value "Good" condition quarters. Most collectors eventually replace these "Good" coins with a finer example.
Uncirculated: A 1949 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: Still sharply defined with abundant detail remaining. Examine the high points of the hair, curls above the ear, including the cheek and neck line for minimum wear. The coin should standout from the rest as clearly detailed.
Fine: Most of the fine detail in the hair is lost, the area around the ear is smooth, but the major design elements are still bold. True the coin has a worn appearance, but not tired. Overall a pleasing coin.
Good: All the major details show but very flattened by wear. The tops of the letters have begun to merge into the rim. In this grade, 1949 quarter value is their silver content.
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