$3.90 is the minimum 1958 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your coin to this level.
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 1958, Philadelphia and Denver. Those minted in Philadelphia are worth a small 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 1958 quarter is worth a close examination.
1958 Quarter Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1958 Quarter Value Updated||7/28/2014|
The 1958-D listing on the coin value chart indicates a coin minted in Denver.
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: Untouched since being minted, no wear on its surfaces and still retaining bright luster, 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: 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 Washington portrait is smooth from circulation, but all essential details remain. The rim of a 1958 quarter is normally still well defined, except where it has begun to merge into the lettering and date.
When an outstanding quarter with great eye appeal arrives at auction interest and values are high.
At Bowers and Mernena Auctions a multi-toned red and gold 1958-D quarter sold for $299.
A gem of a quarter, resting in a collection and aging to perfection, enhanced by a total absence of wear, marks or abrasions to distract the eyes.
Look closely through your old coins, recent auctions values are proving a quality 1958 quarter is worth amazing prices.
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.
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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