$3.16 is the minimum 1961 quarter value. It is the underlining silver price moving your old coin to this level.
There is a chance it is even higher. Let's check for mintmarks and most importantly the condition of your quarter. First the mintmarks.
Two different minting facilities, Philadelphia and Denver, produced Washington quarters in 1961. The "D" mintmark, indicating the specific mint, is found on the reverse. Both are relatively valued the same, in less than high gem quality condition.
Next are your coins in collectible condition? These two issues are avidly sought by collectors and premiums are paid by dealers, when found in "Uncirculated" condition. The picture to the right is an example of a top quality gem 1961 Washington quarter.
Images of the different stages of wear are found below, check if your 1961 quarter is worth a high price.
The coin value chart defines prices by the date, the presence of a mintmark and the condition of your coin.
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A listing of "1961-D" is a quarter struck at the Denver mint in 1961. The "D" mintmark is located on the reverse, below the wreath. Also, different condition definitions and a section on how to "Grade" your quarters follows next.
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, 1961 quarter value is highest for "Uncirculated" coins.
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: From the chin and extending up and through the hair the details have worn flat, also reaching into the curls above the ear. Coins in this grade give the impression of worn, but not overly so.
Good: All the major details show but very flattened by wear. The tops of the letters have begun to merge into the rim. In this grade, 1961 quarter value is their silver content.
Washington Quarters Value
True, the 1961 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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A stunning 1961-D quarter sold for $184 at an internet auction by DLRC Auctions.
Bright silvery-blue surfaces with splashes of soft golden toning describes this gem quality Washington quarter. A particularly nice quarter free of any distracting marks and abrasions from contact with other coins.
Many quarters from the 1960's were put away at the time. Examine your old coin and determine if your 1961 quarter is worth a premium over silver value.