Your 1957 quarter value starts a $3.89 each. This minimum price is because of the large silver content in old quarters.
If you discover your coin is in "Uncirculated" condition it is now worth a premium.
Two mints produced Washington quarters in 1957, Denver and Philadelphia, both valued approximately the same.
Condition is key to value differences and desirability of Washington quarters. You can get an idea of where your coin is on the value chart by comparing its condition to the "Grading" images below.
The adjacent image is a very nice uncirculated quarter, any collector would gladly add to their collection, also it is the type of coin a dealer would pay extra for. It is always possible your 1957 quarter is worth more.
1957 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1957 Quarter Value Updated||3/10/2014|
The coin value chart breaks the prices down by date, mintmark and state of preservation.
The quarter images below each represent different levels of desirability to a collector. From the most desirable "Uncirculated" grade to the least desirable, "Good" condition.
The grading descriptions describe what to examine as you judge the condition of your quarters.
Accurate 1957 quarter value depends upon a careful study of grade. This process is understandably one of the hardest to get correct, 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. 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: 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.
Good: All the important details show but very flattened by wear. The tops of the letters have begun to merge into the rim. A 1957 quarter in this condition is worth the underlying silver bullion value.
An "Uncirculated" quarter is a coin with no wear to its surfaces. A superb gem "Uncirculated" Washington quarter is of the quality with no wear, but also no contact marks or abrasions and has stunning eye appeal.
Such a gem was auctioned at an internet sale by Heritage Auction Galleries. The winning bid for this 1957 quarter was $230.
An example of careful handling and preservation setting new standards for the value of a 1957 quarter.
If your coins were put away long ago and untouched, your 1957 quarter is worth a second look.
Selling your coins is always a challenge. However you have taken big steps towards understanding what is involved to accurately determine your 1957 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.
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