$3.89 is the minimum 1952 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your coin to this level.
Other elements do contribute to raising the value higher, particularly the condition of your coin and finding the "S" mintmark.
Beginning with the mintmark. Three mints produced Washington quarters in 1952, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Those minted in San Francisco are worth a premium today because of low mintage totals.
The next challenge is determining the condition of your old quarter. Most commonly found 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 1952 quarter is worth a close examination.
1952 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1952 Quarter Value Updated||3/10/2014|
"1952-S" on the coin value chart is a Washington quarter minted in 1952 at the San Francisco Mint.
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 1952 quarter value is well above the minimum.
Uncirculated: The top grade in both quality and value, requires close examination to confirm. Inspect the highest points of design and the fine details for evidence of wear. It is most noticeable as a dulling of the surface and breaks in the mint luster.
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: 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: All the major details show but very flattened by wear. The tops of the letters have begun to merge into the rim. It is the silver content that brings the value to $3.27 . Most circulated Washington quarters in the 1950's trade at or near this price.
A superb 1952-S quarter realized $240 at a Teletrade Internet Auction.
Quality and eye appeal abound on this Washington quarter. Featuring deep golden toned rims surrounding light blue and golden centers, with reddish highlights. Combined with a strong strike and mark free surfaces adds up to strong collector appeal and value.
A 1952 quarter placed in a collection years ago and left undisturbed, resulting in high value. Handle your old quarter gently. After seeing these auction results your 1952 quarter value has plenty of potential.
Selling your coins is always a challenge. However you have taken big steps towards understanding what is involved to accurately determine your 1952 quarter value. Insuring you get the best deal when selling coins.
From the denomination of the coin, to locating mintmarks, to examining and judging its condition and deciding a Grade. 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. Now you can decide if and when to sell your coins.
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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