Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Programmable Quarters

Do you have a quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Actual found these today which makes my posting time super fast. The first is a quarter from Canada and the second is a United States quarter. I rarely put up state quarters since they are very common and I own only one rarity.

I put up the quarter because it is the relatively the same size plus the U.S. and Canada quarters share a similar history. First the size comparison.

Quarter Size

AverageBigger
Weight (grams)Diameter (mm)
Canada5.0723.88No
United States5.6724.30Yes



More than the tiny size difference is the commemorative quarter program each country loves to overuse, not counting the country's anniversary. Canada started with a twelve issue quarter monthly program in 1992 of all their territories.

That was so successful that in 1999 both the U.S. and Canada released dozen more. The U.S. started it's 50 state quarter program ending this year. Canada released in 1999 and 2000 quarters dedicated to past achievements then abstract feelings coins. Granted they also minted regular quarters unlike the U.S..

Since then the U.S. decided to continue it's quarter programs to include six of it's territories. Canada continues with colored, anniversary, and whatever pops into there heads quarters.

This makes trying to complete a series of quarters from your change very difficult. It does lead to same size coin from different countries to be thrown into pocket change.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 1979
Mintage: 131,042,905
Metal: 100% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Type/Country: 25 Cents-New Mexico / United States
Year: 2008P
Mintage: 244,200,000(Estimated)
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a twenty five cent piece and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

14 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James UK said...

Like the artwork on that one. Reminds me of the Irish "Punt" coins, before they went Euro, that had animals on.

Chrys said...

I have a question, how do I get those bank roles of pennies? I want to complete a collection of pennies from 1921 to 2010. Do you have any idea?

Man said...

I don't do bank rolls but I guess if you have an account just ask the tellers for change.

Ask this guy kestrelia he goes through tons of bank rolls.

Just from my change I found a range 1890 to 2008. Good luck.

Chrys said...

Thanks about the bank rolls . . .

Anonymous said...

I have a canada freedom quarter 2000 but I don't know its value. Do you know?

Man said...

canada freedom quarter 2000

In uncirculated mint state it's about $0.50 anything less is just face value.

bev said...

I have a 25 cent silver canadian coin. on one side it has a crown and some flowers you cannot read anthis else. On the other side it has a pictue of a man and it says georgivsvdeigra rexetind imp What year is this coin

Man said...

25 cent silver canadian coin. on one side it has a crown and some flowers you cannot read anthis else. On the other side it has a pictue of a man and it says georgivsvdeigra rexetind imp What year is this coin

It must between 1912-1936. The date would be on the reverse but if not visible it would only have metal value of about $2.04.
More if before 1919 and if you can confirm a dot under the ribbon it's from 1936 and about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I just picked up 2 roles of Canadian quarters varying in dates from 1911 to late 1960s. Any thoughts as to value. Most are dirty, some are faded.

Man said...

Canadian quarters varying in dates from 1911 to late 1960s

Just on silver content each is about $2.15.

Assuming very-good...
1911-1914 about $5.00
1915 about $16.00
1916-1920 about $3.00
1921 about $11.00
1927 about $27.00
1928-1939 about $3.00
All other are just $2.15 in this low grade.

Anonymous said...

hi how much is a
1926 standing liberty quarter worth very good [in got we trust and lettering fully readable]

1903 O barbera quater good
1943 D good
1898 barbera very good
1953 D very good [hair lines visible]

thanks

Man said...

1926 standing liberty quarter very good about $5.00
1903 O barbera quater good about $8.00
1943 D good about $8.00
1898 barbera very good about $8.00
1953 D very good [hair lines visible] about $4.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 2002 mississippi quarter missing the front clad.It is in great shape any idea how much it is worth? I also have what appears to be a 1998 quarter on a nickel planchet. It has a tinny sound when put down on table. I asked a couple of guys who collect coins and go to all of the coin shows.They both said that it was a quarter on a nickel.Please email me at wish_for_snow@yahoo.com

Man said...

2002 mississippi quarter missing the front clad.It is in great shape
About $500.00

1998 quarter on a nickel planchet. It has a tinny sound when put down on table. I asked a couple of guys who collect coins and go to all of the coin shows.They both said that it was a quarter on a nickel.
Weight to make sure.
About $1,800.00