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1953 Quarter Value

Your 1953 quarter value starts a $5.21 each. This minimum price is because of the large silver content in old quarters.

1953 Quarter Value
1953 Quarter -D- Mintmark

There is a chance it is even higher. Let's check for mint marks and most importantly the condition of your quarter. First the mint marks.

Three different minting facilities, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, produced Washington quarters in 1953. The most valuable in the higher "Uncirculated" grade is the Philadelphia minted coins. The "D" or "S" mintmark, indicating the other mints, is found on the reverse.

Secondly, the state of preservation of your coin. Is it tired and worn looking or crisp and sharp, standing out from the rest?

Condition is key to price 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.

Is your 1953 quarter value higher? 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 1953 quarter is worth more.

The terms used in the coin values chart about the condition of your Washington quarter is described in detail below.

1953 Quarter Value
 Condition of Coin
  1953 Quarter Value Updated 7/6/2024
1953 $5.21 $5.21 $5.21 $6.65
1953 D $5.21 $5.21 $5.21 $6.93
1953 S $5.21 $5.21 $5.21 $6.93

A date listing of "1953-D" is a quarter minted in 1953 at the mint in Denver. In 1953 the mint marks on Washington quarters are found on the reverse just below the wreath.

Grading Finds 1953 Quarter Value

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 1953 quarter value is well above the minimum.

1953 Quarter Uncirculated Condition

Uncirculated: Best described as never been touched, appearing as if fresh from the mint. The color of the coin is either bright silver white or naturally toned. Technically the requirement is the total absence of wear. Look for the first evidence of abrasion from circulation showing as a break of the delicate luster on the cheeks.

Washington Quarter Extremely Fine Condition

Extremely Fine: This quarter exhibits slight evidence of circulation, but was put away before to much wear accrued. Examine the hair and you notice the details are gone. Also the roundness of Washington's neck and cheeks has smoothed out somewhat. If yours is the "D" or "S" issue, the 1953 quarter value still has a collector premium.

1953 Quarter Fine Condition

Fine: Wear has begun to take its toll on this quarter. Flattened areas of wear cover Washington's hair and curls. Although the hair line along the forehead is visible.

Washington Quarter Good Condition

Good: The Washington portrait is smooth from circulation, but all essential details remain. The rim of a 1953 quarter is normally still well defined, except where it has begun to merge into the lettering and date.

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1953 Quarter Auction Value - Final Bid $690

Amazing condition and quality resulted in an amazing price. The coin, a 1953 Washington quarter selling at a Bowers and Merena Auction. Pushing this 1953 quarter value to $690.

A remarkable coin in appearance. Sharply struck with bright mint luster layered over by silver-rose patina. Very rare in this state of preservation.

If you suspect your coin is "Uncirculated," auction results show a 1953 quarter is worth careful handling.