George Washington Quarters

This is the first page of the value trend study for George Washington Quarters. Price movements from decades past to the present for coins dated 1932-64 are reported in our Washington Quarter price guide. The Bicentennial era issues of 1975-76 are also listed.

The links below are structured to appeal to collectors of George Washington Quarters. There is an in depth table for every coin in the study, covering a wide range of grades.

Without a doubt, the Washington Quarter key dates are the 1932-D and the 1932-S. These coins have exploded in value in recent years, owing to the popularity driven to the series by the 50 State Quarter program. This duo will always remain at the top of the heap, so a collector cannot go wrong, at least not in the long term, by purchasing properly graded examples (hint, hint: PCGS or NGC certified). A variety that has just lately gained recognition in Washington Quarter value handbooks, the 1937 Doubled Die, is earning respect from numismatists, as evidenced by quickly rising prices. How high it goes, at this point, is anyone's guess.

The George Washington Quarter was first produced in 1932, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first U.S. president and Founding Father. The original intent was that it would sunset after only one year, yet the Washington Quarter remains with us today, an icon of daily American life. We have another section explaining the design selection process and history of the George Washington Quarter.

You will find long term value trend online reports for other US coin types by going to the Coin Value Tables online listing page.

WASHINGTON QUARTERS
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1932 1932-D 1932-S 1934
1934 Lt Motto 1934 Hvy Motto 1934 Dbl Die 1934-D
1934-D Hvy Motto 1935-1938 1939-1942 1943-1945
1946-1949 1950-1952 1953-1957 1958-1964
1976


See important note below for explanation of grading standards.




silver Washington Quarter
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1932
Washington Quarters
Mintage: 5,404,000 Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 0.25 0.50 0.75 1.00 --- 1.75 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 0.25 0.50 1.00 2.00 --- 3.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 0.50 0.75 2.00 3.00 --- 6.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 1.75 2.25 3.50 5.00 --- 12.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 1.50 2.15 3.50 6.00 --- 15.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 2.00 3.00 5.00 15.00 --- 30.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 6.50 10.00 11.50 17.50 --- 35.00 --- --- 235 --- ---
1985 4.50 6.50 9.00 15.00 --- 30.00 --- --- 225 --- ---
1990 3.50 5.00 7.50 13.50 --- 25.00 50.00 --- 325 --- ---
1995 3.50 5.00 7.50 13.50 --- 20.00 30.00 --- 175 --- ---
2000 5.00 7.50 9.00 15.00 --- 20.00 35.00 50.00 250 --- ---
2003 5.00 7.50 9.00 15.00 22.50 27.50 50.00 100 350 2250 ---
2005 7.50 9.00 12.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 65.00 125 500 2000 ---
2007 7.50 9.00 12.00 17.50 25.00 30.00 65.00 125 500 2000 ---
2009 7.50 9.00 12.00 17.50 25.00 30.00 65.00 125 500 2000 22000
2011 6.00 7.50 9.00 14.50 25.00 30.00 60.00 100 350 1000 22000
2013 7.10 7.50 9.00 14.50 25.00 30.00 60.00 100 325 1000 38000
2015 7.10 7.50 9.00 14.50 20.00 30.00 60.00 100 325 1000 38000
2017 6.55 7.50 9.00 14.50 20.00 30.00 60.00 90.00 275 750 30750
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 5.00 4.12 3.78 4.07 --- 4.33 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 0.02 -0.77 -0.66 -0.51 --- -0.42 --- --- 0.43 --- ---
1995 2.89 1.86 0.83 0.33 --- 1.86 3.20 --- 2.08 --- ---
2009 -1.68 -2.25 -3.53 -2.32 -2.75 0.00 -1.00 -4.02 -7.20 -11.54 4.27

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1932-D
Washington Quarters
Mintage: 436,800 Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.50 5.00 10.00 15.00 --- 32.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 6.00 9.00 16.00 25.00 --- 45.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 15.00 22.50 35.00 50.00 --- 90.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 40.00 47.50 80.00 125 --- 250 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 47.50 56.00 75.00 125 --- 250 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 52.50 62.50 100 150 --- 425 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 80.00 100 175 300 --- 800 --- --- 4000 --- ---
1985 70.00 100 175 275 --- 500 --- --- 3000 --- ---
1990 50.00 75.00 125 250 --- 375 850 --- 7250 --- ---
1995 45.00 60.00 125 250 --- 425 800 --- 5000 --- ---
2000 47.50 60.00 150 250 --- 475 850 1500 6000 --- ---
2003 75.00 100 250 400 700 750 2000 3250 15000 100000 ---
2005 150 200 300 500 825 1250 3500 7500 25000 100000 ---
2007 250 275 400 600 825 1250 3500 7500 27500 100000 ---
2009 250 275 400 600 825 1250 3500 7500 27500 100000 ---
2011 200 275 375 500 700 1350 2000 3000 19750 95000 ---
2013 150 225 300 400 700 1150 1500 2500 12250 95000 ---
2015 125 200 250 400 700 1050 1500 2500 12250 100000 ---
2017 125 200 250 400 725 1050 1600 2000 10750 85000 ---
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 6.01 5.66 4.92 5.02 --- 5.32 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 1.21 1.89 0.97 0.78 --- 0.74 --- --- 2.71 --- ---
1995 4.75 5.63 3.20 2.16 --- 4.20 3.20 --- 3.54 --- ---
2009 -8.30 -3.90 -5.71 -4.94 -1.60 -2.16 -9.32 -15.23 -11.08 -2.01 ---

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1932-S
Washington Quarters
Mintage: 408,000 Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.00 5.00 10.00 14.00 --- 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 5.00 7.50 12.50 16.50 --- 22.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 9.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 --- 40.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 40.00 45.00 55.00 70.00 --- 110 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 45.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 --- 115 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 47.50 55.00 65.00 100 --- 175 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 62.50 80.00 100 150 --- 275 --- --- 1750 --- ---
1985 50.00 70.00 100 135 --- 225 --- --- 1500 --- ---
1990 42.50 50.00 67.50 100 --- 225 600 --- 7500 --- ---
1995 37.50 45.00 55.00 100 --- 250 375 --- 2000 --- ---
2000 47.50 52.50 60.00 125 --- 250 425 600 3250 --- ---
2003 60.00 75.00 100 200 250 400 900 1500 5500 25000 ---
2005 140 175 200 300 400 500 1500 3000 7000 25000 ---
2007 250 275 300 325 400 500 1500 3000 7000 25000 ---
2009 250 275 325 350 400 600 1500 3000 7500 25000 ---
2011 225 250 325 350 400 550 1000 1400 4275 20000 ---
2013 175 200 245 270 400 475 700 1100 5075 20000 ---
2015 150 180 225 270 400 475 700 1100 5075 25000 ---
2017 130 180 225 270 375 450 625 950 3475 27500 ---
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 6.43 5.49 4.76 4.52 --- 4.97 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 2.00 2.22 2.22 1.60 --- 1.34 --- --- 1.87 --- ---
1995 5.81 6.50 6.61 4.62 --- 2.71 2.35 --- 2.54 --- ---
2009 -7.85 -5.16 -4.49 -3.19 -0.80 -3.53 -10.37 -13.39 -9.17 1.20 ---

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1934
Washington Quarters
Mintage: 31,912,052 Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1955 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1960 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1965 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1970 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1975 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1985 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1990 3.00 3.25 5.00 7.50 --- 22.50 35.00 --- 150 --- ---
1995 2.25 3.00 5.00 7.50 --- 20.00 30.00 --- 75.00 --- 300
2000 2.25 3.00 5.00 7.50 --- 20.00 30.00 35.00 75.00 --- 300
2003 2.25 3.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 75.00 150 300
2005 2.85 4.00 6.00 12.00 17.50 30.00 50.00 75.00 125 300 1000
2007 4.00 5.00 6.00 10.00 20.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 125 300 1000
2009 6.00 6.50 8.00 10.00 20.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 125 300 1000
2011 5.50 6.00 8.00 11.00 22.00 39.00 45.00 55.00 100 200 850
2013 6.50 7.50 8.00 11.00 22.00 39.00 45.00 55.00 100 200 850
2015 5.00 7.50 8.00 11.00 22.00 39.00 45.00 55.00 100 200 850
2017 4.00 7.50 8.00 11.00 25.00 39.00 40.00 50.00 100 150 850
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1995 2.65 4.25 2.16 1.76 --- 3.08 1.32 --- 1.32 --- 4.85
2009 -4.94 1.80 0.00 1.20 2.83 -3.06 -4.94 -4.94 -2.75 -8.30 -2.01

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1934 Light Motto Washington Quarters
Mintage: Inc. Above Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 0.25 0.50 1.00 1.50 --- 2.75 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 0.25 0.50 1.25 2.00 --- 4.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 0.25 0.50 1.50 3.00 --- 7.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 2.50 3.50 7.50 10.00 --- 20.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 2.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 --- 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 2.50 3.25 6.00 8.00 --- 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 6.50 8.00 10.00 12.50 --- 27.50 --- --- 40.00 --- ---
1985 2.50 7.00 11.00 15.00 --- 35.00 55.00 --- 200 --- ---
1990 3.75 6.00 7.50 10.00 --- 30.00 50.00 --- 250 --- ---
1995 3.75 6.00 7.50 10.00 --- 25.00 65.00 --- 275 --- ---
2000 4.50 7.00 8.50 10.00 --- 25.00 50.00 75.00 175 --- ---
2003 4.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 30.00 75.00 125 350 1500 ---
2005 9.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 37.50 50.00 100 200 500 2000 4000
2007 9.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 37.50 50.00 100 200 500 2000 4500
2009 9.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 75.00 150 350 750 1250 4500
2011 9.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 120 250 410 780 4500
2013 9.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 120 225 400 780 5600
2015 7.00 9.00 11.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 120 200 320 730 3500
2017 7.00 9.00 11.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 120 140 240 470 2265
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 5.10 4.41 3.64 3.94 --- 4.08 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 0.20 0.32 0.26 1.28 --- 1.02 --- --- 4.96 --- ---
1995 2.88 1.86 1.76 3.20 --- 2.16 2.83 --- -0.62 --- ---
2009 -3.09 -1.31 -3.80 -2.75 -3.53 -7.56 -2.75 -10.82 -13.28 -11.51 -8.22

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1934 Heavy Motto Washington Quarters
Mintage: Inc. Above Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 0.25 0.50 1.00 1.50 --- 2.75 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 0.25 0.50 1.25 2.00 --- 4.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 0.25 0.50 1.50 3.00 --- 7.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 1.50 2.50 3.75 5.00 --- 14.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 1.25 2.00 3.00 4.00 --- 10.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 2.00 2.75 4.00 5.50 --- 13.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 6.50 7.50 9.00 12.50 --- 25.00 --- --- 37.50 --- ---
1985 2.50 6.50 10.00 15.00 --- 30.00 45.00 --- 175 --- ---
1990 3.50 5.50 8.00 12.50 --- 27.50 40.00 --- 225 --- ---
1995 3.50 5.50 8.00 12.50 --- 22.50 55.00 --- 250 --- ---
2000 4.00 6.00 8.00 12.50 --- 22.50 47.50 65.00 150 --- ---
2003 3.75 4.75 9.00 12.00 15.00 25.00 55.00 75.00 175 --- ---
2005 8.00 9.00 12.50 15.00 20.00 40.00 60.00 90.00 175 --- ---
2007 8.00 9.00 12.50 15.00 20.00 40.00 60.00 90.00 200 550 4000
2009 8.00 9.00 12.50 17.50 20.00 50.00 75.00 125 200 750 4000
2011 8.00 9.00 14.50 20.50 27.00 45.00 68.00 85.00 160 750 3400
2013 8.00 9.00 14.50 20.50 27.00 45.00 100 125 200 750 3000
2015 6.00 7.00 9.30 12.25 25.00 27.00 50.00 100 200 750 3000
2017 5.00 7.00 9.30 12.25 25.00 27.00 50.00 100 200 650 3000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 4.57 4.02 3.38 3.18 --- 3.47 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 -0.71 -0.19 0.09 -0.05 --- 0.21 --- --- 4.63 --- ---
1995 1.63 1.10 0.69 -0.09 --- 0.83 -0.43 --- -1.01 --- ---
2009 -5.71 -3.09 -3.63 -4.36 2.83 -7.41 -4.94 -2.75 0.00 -1.77 -3.53

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1934 Dbl Die Washington Quarters
Mintage: Inc. Above Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1955 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1960 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1965 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1970 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1975 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- 85.00 --- --- 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1985 --- 50.00 150 --- --- 300 350 --- 700 --- ---
1990 60.00 80.00 200 325 --- 400 750 --- 2000 --- ---
1995 50.00 75.00 150 225 --- 500 1000 --- 2500 --- ---
2000 40.00 75.00 125 225 --- 575 750 1250 3000 --- ---
2003 100 150 200 350 375 750 1250 3000 6000 15000 ---
2005 165 200 300 400 435 750 1500 3500 7500 15000 ---
2007 165 200 300 400 435 750 2000 4000 7500 15000 ---
2009 200 250 400 600 650 775 2000 4000 6500 12500 ---
2011 150 225 325 450 550 850 1750 3000 4000 7300 ---
2013 150 225 325 450 550 850 1750 3000 4000 7300 ---
2015 125 200 275 350 550 875 1750 2500 3750 6250 ---
2017 110 190 260 350 550 780 1500 2000 3750 6250 ---
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- 3.07 --- --- 3.75 --- --- --- --- ---
1995 3.65 4.32 2.53 2.03 --- 2.04 1.86 --- 1.86 --- ---
2009 -7.20 -3.37 -5.24 -6.52 -2.07 0.08 -3.53 -8.30 -6.64 -8.30 ---

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1934-D
Washington Quarters
Mintage: 3,527,200 Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 0.25 0.50 1.00 1.50 --- 2.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 0.25 0.50 1.25 3.00 --- 5.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 0.50 1.00 2.50 5.00 --- 16.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 4.50 7.50 13.50 27.50 --- 75.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 4.00 7.00 13.00 25.00 --- 65.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 5.00 8.50 17.50 40.00 --- 80.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 9.00 12.00 20.00 55.00 --- 125 --- --- 850 --- ---
1985 9.00 12.00 20.00 45.00 --- 75.00 --- --- 700 --- ---
1990 5.50 6.50 11.50 25.00 --- 45.00 --- --- 600 --- ---
1995 6.00 7.50 16.50 45.00 --- 90.00 225 --- 825 --- ---
2000 6.00 7.50 16.50 75.00 --- 175 225 375 1250 --- ---
2003 12.00 20.00 35.00 75.00 125 175 325 600 1650 5000 ---
2005 12.00 20.00 35.00 100 175 250 350 700 1750 5000 17250
2007 7.50 15.00 27.50 100 175 250 350 700 1750 5000 22000
2009 10.00 15.00 30.00 100 175 275 400 700 1750 3000 15000
2011 10.00 18.00 28.00 90.00 150 225 325 500 1025 1800 15000
2013 10.00 18.00 28.00 90.00 150 225 325 500 975 2000 12750
2015 10.00 18.00 28.00 90.00 150 200 300 400 770 2000 10750
2017 5.00 18.00 28.00 90.00 150 200 300 350 615 1250 4000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 4.57 5.49 5.10 6.30 --- 6.76 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 -1.58 1.10 0.91 1.34 --- 1.28 --- --- -0.87 --- ---
1995 -0.83 4.06 2.43 3.20 --- 3.70 1.32 --- -1.33 --- ---
2009 -8.30 2.31 -0.86 -1.31 -1.91 -3.90 -3.53 -8.30 -12.25 -10.37 -15.23

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1934-D Heavy Motto Washington Quarters
Mintage: Inc. Above Historical Value Trends
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1955 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1960 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1965 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1970 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1975 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1985 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1990 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1995 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2000 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2003 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2005 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2007 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 500 1000 2000 ---
2009 50.00 75.00 100 150 200 300 450 600 1250 2000 ---
2011 16.00 22.50 40.00 90.00 120 210 330 475 990 1900 25000
2013 16.00 22.50 40.00 90.00 120 210 325 475 1050 2000 20000
2015 10.00 20.00 25.00 75.00 120 210 300 425 945 2000 12750
2017 7.00 20.00 25.00 75.00 120 200 275 425 920 2000 12750
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-58 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1980 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1995 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2009 -21.79 -15.23 -15.91 -8.30 -6.19 -4.94 -5.97 -4.22 -3.76 0.00 ---

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In the 1950s, grading practices were radically different from what we have today. A coin's condition was described using simple adjectives such as "Very Good" or "Uncirculated". Accordingly, numismatic references of those times conformed to the same set of adjectives to approximate retail coin values. Varying distinctions of Uncirculated (today's equivalent of MS-60, MS-61, etc) and Proof were recognized in some advertisements and auction bills by employing modifying descriptors such as "Brilliant Uncirculated" or "Choice Proof", for example. However, with no clear point of reference or consistency on how the modifying descriptors were invoked, most publishers resorted to listing values for only one "Uncirculated" grade and one "Proof" grade.

The 70-point numeric system (G-4, VG-8, etc.) in widespread use today was popularized by the American Numismatic Association in the late 1970s, an era when coin values were escalating dramatically, most notably for high quality specimens. Vague descriptors such as "Choice" and "Brilliant" were replaced by more precise numerically determined grades. Thus, finely differentiated grades like MS-60, MS-63, and MS-65 became commonplace, and by the late 1980s, the practice of assigning a numerical grade to indicate quality was universal (this does not imply the 70-point system eliminated grading inconsistencies, but it did help to stabilize the coin collecting hobby).

In February 1986, the ANA changed its grading interpretations to match the tightening standards demanded by the marketplace. This meant that many coins correctly graded as MS-65 in the early 1980s became MS-63 or less, so as to be consistent with the newly revised interpretation. Conversely, a coin graded after 1986 as MS-63 was about equal in quality to an MS-65 before 1986. Thus, the Mint State prices published in numismatic periodicals prior to 1986 are not directly comparable to those published later. The Coin Value Tables of this website relied heavily on periodicals from before 1986, but we did not attempt to compensate for the revised grading standards of 1986; we reported what we found. One must take this into account when studying trends for an MS-65 coin from, say, 1980 to the present. On the other hand, because of the dearth of Mint State price estimates published prior to 1986, more than 98% of the Coin Value Table data is not affected by anything mentioned in this paragraph!

The Coin Value Tables trend data for Washington Quarters reflect the historic availability of numeric grades. For the 1950-1985 rows, the values in the "F-12" column correspond to the "Fine" listing of those years, "VF-20" corresponds to "Very Fine", and so on. The "MS-60" column records the "Uncirculated" value reported during those same decades. Starting in the 1980 row, "Uncirculated" grades are broken down into MS-60 and MS-65 designations. Later years indicate an even wider range of "Uncirculated" grades, as data became more available.

For those interested, we have a coin grading section with more details on the evolution of grading coins.



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