Your 1955 quarter value starts a $3.89 each. This minimum represents the high silver content in the coin.
Other elements do contribute to raising the value higher, particularly the condition of your coin and finding the "D" mintmark.
Beginning with the mintmark. Two mints produced Washington quarters in 1955, Philadelphia and Denver. Those minted in Denver are worth a premium today because of low mintage totals.
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 condition, and compare it to the "Grading" images below.
A popular series with collectors and elusive in the higher grades, your 1955 quarter is worth a close examination.
1955 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1955 Quarter Value Updated||3/10/2014|
The 1955-D listing on the coin value chart indicates a coin minted in Denver.
From brand new condition to very worn condition, is reflected in the examples. Line your quarters in a row, judge their state of preservation and assign each a "Grade."
As you proceed handle each coin carefully, keeping in mind, 1955 quarter value is highest for "Uncirculated" coins.
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: 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: The rim and the tops of the lettering are now connected to a degree. The portrait is distinct in outline form. This 1955 quarter is typical of the condition that trades at the silver bullion value.
Heritage Auction Galleries sold a sparkling 1955 Washington quarter for $402.50.
The highest bidder received a true rare gem. Gleaming silver white surfaces on both obverse and reverse radiate quality. No abrasions or noticeable marks define the status.
Collectors and dealers avidly search for coins of this grade benefiting the 1955 quarter value. Careful examination of your old coins can lead to finding your 1955 quarter is worth more than expected.
The web is an excellent tool to use and investigate auction and dealer inventories. Your coin compared to the offerings quickly give you a feel for the value of your 1955 quarter.
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. 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.
Their 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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