Your 1956 quarter value starts a $3.89 each. This minimum represents the high silver content in the coin.
Other factors do contribute to raising the value of your old coin, particularly the condition and determining which mint produced the quarter.
Beginning with the mintmark. Two mints struck Washington quarters in 1956, Philadelphia and Denver. Those minted in Philadelphia are worth a premium today. 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 1956 quarter is worth a close examination.
1956 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1956 Quarter Value Updated||3/10/2014|
The 1956-D listing on the coin value chart indicates a coin minted in Denver.
The quarter images below each represent different levels of desirability to a collector. From the "Uncirculated" grade to the least, "Good" condition.
The grading descriptions describe what to examine as you judge the condition of your quarters.
Accurate 1956 quarter value depends upon a careful study of grade. This process is understandably one of the hardest to get correctly, especially when large dollar amounts are at stake.
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: The lightest of wear and abrasion begins to show in the hair and curls over Washington's ear. Minute details have disappeared and mint luster is absent from the neck and cheek. This quarter is worn, but very lightly.
Fine: On this coin the small and finer details have worn away and the area surrounding the ear has flattened from circulation. Many transfers from hand to hand have left their mark. However, eye appeal is still rather nice.
Good: The Washington portrait is smooth from circulation, but all essential details remain. The rim of a 1956 quarter is normally still well defined, except where it has begun to merge into the lettering and date.
A supreme gem 1956-D Washington quarter was auctioned by TelaTrade Auctions for the price of $320.
Intense, almost fiery red and orange toning best describes the appearance of this coin. The quality evident from many feet away. The appeal to collectors enhanced by the mark free surfaces.
This 1956 quarter obviously placed in a safe secure place long age, protected from any bumps and bruises. Today it is now a treasure to collectors.
Auction records and dealer price lists prove any well cared for 1956 quarter is worth a premium.
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 the denomination of the coin, to locating mintmarks, to examining and judging its condition and deciding a Grade. Also covered here are special varieties, and highlighted when they have an impact on the price of the coin.
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.
True the 1956 quarter value is tied closely to the price of silver. However, in the Washington quarters series 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. Check for rare dates on the value chart.
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