Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bicentennial Quarter 1776-1976

Do you have a bicentennial and want to know its value? Leave a comment

There are no 1975 United States quarters because of this commemorative piece.

Years in planning the U.S.A. bicentennial celebrations was a big deal. Even recently there were fire hydrants around my area still painted red, white, and blue for the occasion. In 1973 the mint announced that the quarter, half dollar, and dollar coins will be designed by citizen artists via a $5,000 contest. Eventually three designs were chosen and plans to cancel the same three 1975 coins, make silver versions, and issue a new two dollar bill became reality.

Victory torch encircled by 13 stars and a colonial drummer along with the typical mandated writing. JLA under the left arm are the initials of Jack L. Ahr the winning designer, not Justice League of America.
Normal obverse except for the dual date of 1776-1976.

This quarter was meant to be issued over a two year period with more than 800 million issued. So unfortunately these are not rare and even in high grade they are very common and worth very little.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-Bicentennial / United States
Year: 1976
Mintage: 809,784,016
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in G-4

Do you have a coin from the bicentennial 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.

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

Dr. Math said...

What is the value of a 1976-S Bicentenial silver set (quarter, half dollar, dollar)?

Man said...

1976-S Bicentenial silver set (quarter, half dollar, dollar)

About $20.00

Anonymous said...

i do have a quater now 1776/1976. was wondering if i should hold on to it. and how much is it now please

Man said...

i do have a quater now 1776/1976. was wondering if i should hold on to it. and how much is it now please

Still just $0.25 it will probably stay $0.25 for the next 40 years. so depends on how long your willing to wait then just use it.

Anonymous said...

i have 2 bicentennial half-dollars how much wld they be worth?

Man said...

bicentennial half-dollars just $0.50 if circulated regular strike

Anonymous said...

how much is a bicentenial sillver quarter?

Man said...

bicentenial sillver quarter

Currently $2.75 for the metal and about $3.00 in mint state,

Anonymous said...

I have a bicentenial silver quarter dollar should i hold on to it or just use it? What is the value of it?

Man said...

bicentenial silver quarter dollar about $3.00 if silver

And about $0.25 if copper-nickel clad

Patrick Sias said...

I have a Bicentennial D Quarter. I and wanted to know the Value of it? 1776-1976 still just $0.25?

Man said...

Bicentennial D Quarter. I and wanted to know the Value of it? 1776-1976 still just $0.25?

Yes and for the next 50 years I do not see the price changing, especially if circulated.

Jair Cole said...

i have a bicentennial coin how much money is the value

Man said...

bicentennial coin how much money is the value

Just face value.

Terri said...

I have bicentennial coins penny thru dollar. How much would the set be worth?

Man said...

I have bicentennial coins penny thru dollar. How much would the set be worth?

If circulated just face value.

Anonymous said...

1776 bicentennial d how much would it be worth now

Man said...

1776 bicentennial d how much would it be worth now

Still just $0.25 if circulated.

It will be another 50+ years before it gains any real value.

Anonymous said...

I have a Bicentennial "proof set." How much is it worth? Mint condition.

Man said...

Bicentennial "proof set." How much is it worth? Mint condition

About $10.00

Anonymous said...

I have one quarter with an imperfection. Could it be worth more because of that?

Man said...

I have one quarter with an imperfection.

Either describe the possible error or share a link to your clear image of the error quarter.

Anonymous said...

I have a two headed quarter that has 1776-1976 and then says 1969 on the other side. is this a magicians coin? LT...

Man said...

a two headed quarter that has 1776-1976 and then says 1969 on the other side. is this a magicians coin?

Yes, a badly made one.
No extra value.

Carson Cramer said...

I have 4 bicentennial quarters,
How much would they be worth in all
1776-1976

Man said...

4 bicentennial quarters,
How much would they be worth in all
1776-1976


Just $0.25 each.

Anonymous said...

i have 4 bicentennial gold coins, how much would they be? I am 75 & i want to know if it is worth something so i can put it on my Will or just use it now if its worth good $.

Anonymous said...

oh and i forgot to add that its: 1779-1976

Man said...

4 bicentennial gold coins...1779-1976

I think you meant 1776 not 1779.

If these were made by the government and gold-plated by another company they have no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a $100 note hand stamped in Philadelphia on the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Articles on Confederation.
What would it be worth.
Comes in a plastic screen printed on the front passport-like folder with:
1776-1976
America's 200th Birthday
& inside a holder for the note and a printed card describing the significance of the note.

Man said...

a $100 note hand stamped in Philadelphia on the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Articles on Confederation.
What would it be worth.
Comes in a plastic screen printed on the front passport-like folder with:
1776-1976
America's 200th Birthday
& inside a holder for the note and a printed card describing the significance of the note.


This is considered damaged and lost any collectors value.
Just $100.00

Anonymous said...

i have a 1776 1976 quarter that has no stamp and has a misprint back like something else was stamped on it maybe double printed ? would it be worth anything other than 25 cent?

Man said...

1776 1976 quarter that has no stamp and has a misprint back like something else was stamped on it maybe double printed

I would have to see the error but it may be a Die Clash error.

No extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have about 250-300 bicentenial 1976 quarters...value?

Man said...

250-300 bicentenial 1976 quarters just $0.25 each if circulated

Anonymous said...

Mine has no mint stamp d or s on it?

Man said...

Mine has no mint stamp d or s on it?

That is a normal Philadelphia coin, it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have 20 1776/1976 $.25 and I want to know if they have an special value???

Man said...

I have 20 1776/1976 $.25 and I want to know if they have an special value???

Just $0.25 each, no special value if circulated.

Jennifer Hughes said...

I am wanting to know how much my 1776 1976 bicentenial quarter is worth?

Man said...

1776 1976 bicentenial quarter just $0.25

Lenny said...

I have 1776-1976 Bicentenial quarter
with a D mint mark. what is it worth.
bugslayer@casair.net

Lenny said...

are 1996-S Washington quarters
valuable.
Lenny
bugslayer@casair.net

Man said...

1776-1976 Bicentenial quarter
with a D mint mark.

--Just $0.25

1996-S Washington quarters
valuable.

--Depends, but if silver or clad and condition.

Natasha Robertson said...

I have stumbled across a 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter dollar that has a D on it. How much would it be?

Man said...

1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter dollar that has a D

Just $0.25

Jose Gomez said...

I have 1776 George Washington mis printed dollar coin. It has double stamped face and the regular sided print on back. Could you tell me how much it is worth?

Man said...

1776 George Washington mis printed dollar coin. It has double stamped face and the regular sided print on back.

I would need to see a picture of the coin to see if it is a real error or a fake.

Could be worth hundreds if real.

Anonymous said...

I have over $1,000 in Bi-centennial Quarters, should I hold on to them or just cash them in. Thank you

Man said...

a 1995 quarter back in change that has smooth edges except in one spot where. it looks like it is worn and is 10 to 15% off center could you tell me what it might be worth and who we should go to?

In Mint State 65 or better they are $5.00 or more.

Anything less than nearly perfect it has no real extra value.

Kayra said...

I have a bicentennial quarter that appears to have silver in it. The colors don't match the copper/nickel of regular quarters. Also, it has the same sound that post 1965 quarters have when put with copper/nickel quarters. Could it possibly be worth more than just 25 cents?

Man said...

bicentennial quarter that appears to have silver in it. The colors don't match the copper/nickel of regular quarters.

Check the mint mark if it is an S then it may be silver.

Also check the edge.

Weigh it with a 0.01 gram scale.

Some silvers were made and some errors also exist.

Natasha Riggs said...

I have a 1892 morgan dollar, silver.. any idea the value on that? also I have a sliver dime winged head any ideas on those?

Man said...

1892 morgan dollar about $30.00

a sliver dime winged head any ideas on those?
--About $1.55

Sartana Ledezma said...

I have a a bicentennial dollar cn clad uncirculated how much is it worth and I also have 8 Indian head pennies from 1901 to 1908 how much value does it have?

Man said...

bicentennial dollar cn clad uncirculated about $1.00


8 Indian head pennies from 1901 to 1908 about $2.00 each

Anonymous said...

Hey i have a bicentennial quarter. I read the long list of comments that you repeatedly pointed out they are simply worth face value, but what do you think mine is worth?

Man said...

bicentennial quarter. I read the long list of comments that you repeatedly pointed out they are simply worth face value, but what do you think mine is worth?

Just face value, $0.25.

Anonymous said...

I have a gold bicentennial quarter and was wondering how much it is worth.

Man said...

...gold bicentennial quarter...

Just $0.25, the gold plating is too thin to have value and the coin is damaged during plating.

ana said...

I have a big coin with a bell on both sides it says american bicentennial 1776-1976 .does it has any value?

Man said...

big coin with a bell on both sides it says american bicentennial 1776-1976

Just face value if it does not have an S mint mark.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1963 nickle how much is it worth

Man said...

1963 nickel just $0.05

Anonymous said...

I have a 1918 penny is it worth anything? In decent condition

Man said...

1918 penny is it worth anything? In decent condition

About $0.50 in fine.

Mike said...

I have the $2 bill from when they came out the second time in the 80's and had a stamp and postmark on them at the post office. What are they worth. Thanks for all your help.
Mike

Man said...

$2 bill from when they came out the second time in the 80's and had a stamp and postmark on them at the post office.

Just $2.00, the postmarks are considered damage.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1971 JFK half dollar. will this be worth money one day? Also I have 1961 nickel that looks all silver from the sides. Is there any year that silver in the coin is worth more than the face value? Thanks for your time

Man said...

1971 JFK half dollar. will this be worth money one day?
--In circulated condition just $0.50.

1961 nickel that looks all silver from the sides.
--All nickels since 1946 are 75% copper and 25% nickel, the color is always silver.
No extra value

Is there any year that silver in the coin is worth more than the face value?
--All silver coins are worth more than face value.
That is all 1964 or older dimes, quarters, and halves.
For nickels there are special ones from 1942-1945 made of 40% silver.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1776-1976 Belgian Salute to the states Liege Arms museum plaque, in the original box. I have been trying to find its value, if any. I also have 2 proof sets from 1984, and 1987 packaged by the US mint.

Cheryl Brown said...

I have a bicentennial quarter that looks like it has an s on it, but also has the word COPY by the head and is the size of a dime.
Is it worth getting checked out?

Man said...

1776-1976 Belgian Salute to the states Liege Arms museum plaque, in the original box
--About $10.00

proof sets from
1984 about $6.00
1987 about $5.00

Man said...

bicentennial quarter that looks like it has an s on it, but also has the word COPY by the head and is the size of a dime.

No it is copy and has no value above metal.

And unless it says silver it is just a few cents.

Anonymous said...

http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_value_of_a_1776-1976_US_quarter


It's all about the mint Mark different grade metals and silver in
some

Man said...

It's all about the mint Mark different grade metals and silver in some

Along with the grade, metal content, and mint marks there are also fakes, plated coins, and other forms of damage that needs to be taken into account.

That said if it is circulated and has a P or D mint mark it is always just $0.25.

joe said...

how much is a bicentennial 1776-1976 with no s or d on it worht?

joe said...

what i meant was how much is a bicentennial 1776-1976 with no s or d on it worth.

Man said...

bicentennial 1776-1976 with no s or d on it

Just $0.25

Anonymous said...

I have a 1974 Kennedy 50 cent piece covered in gold with a wreath around it and made into a necklace. Is it worth anything

Man said...

1974 Kennedy 50 cent piece covered in gold with a wreath around it and made into a necklace.

The coin is damaged and had no value over $0.50. The plated gold is too small to recover.

As for the wreath it also just has metal value, which if it is real gold then it maybe a few dollars.

Danny Alvarez said...

Hi I have a 1968 Kennedy Half dollar but it is in 3d I've searched online but can't find anything how much would it be worth?

Danny Alvarez said...

when I said 3d I mean kennedy"s face pops out

Man said...

1968 Kennedy Half dollar but it is in 3d...when I said 3d I mean kennedy"s face pops out

These were silver clad and may look different but I know any 3-D effects for this coin.

About $2.50

Anonymous said...

I have a quarter that says 1776•1976 for the date. It has a drummer boy on the back

Man said...

quarter that says 1776•1976 for the date. It has a drummer boy on the back

Just $0.25, like the one posted above.

Dennis Thomas, Groningen, The netherlands said...

I got ;1, Kennedy Half Dollar D 1776-1976, with the independence hall on the other side.
i got ;1, Washington Quarter D 1776-1976 on both sides also with the 12 stars and instrument player.
Next to this i got a certificate of authenticity for a limited edition Medellic First Day Cover,contains a Sterling Silver Proofof the official Bicentennial Day Commemorative Medal combined with the official United States Postal Service Bicentennial Commemorative STAMPS isseud on july4, 1976 and postmarked First Day of Issue..Tha Stampa are from july 4th 1776,first day of issue. The coin is covered with a dip of gold, so it`s gold collered yes. The writing comes in Dutch, like some of your forevaders, and English. The proof coin looks on one side the founding vaders and chairmans from the Bicentennial round a desk sining the independence day, what is written on the coin dated july 4th 1776, other side more partys with the text bicentennial day dated july 4th 1976....It`s in a cover named The American bicentennial medallic first day cover. How much is this all wurth. it is for sale.;)

Anonymous said...

Husband brought home a bicentennial quarter but the odd thing is, it is the size if a dime and it says copy on it. What is this?

Man said...

1, Kennedy Half Dollar D 1776-1976
--Just $0.50

1, Washington Quarter D 1776-1976 --Just $0.25

Medellic First Day Cover,contains a Sterling Silver Proof...
--About $20.00

Man said...

bicentennial quarter but the odd thing is, it is the size if a dime and it says copy on it

A fake quarter usually selling for $0.50-$4.00.

The are not real coins and not collectible but often used in earrings or pendants.

Anonymous said...

How much is a bicentennial quarter half dollar and dollar in perfect comdition

Anonymous said...

I have a bicentennual coin but mine is not silver colored it have a gold tint to it. I want to know if that is any different.

Man said...

bicentennial quarter half dollar and dollar in perfect comdition

As far as I know no perfect versions exist.

In MS-67 the highest grade for most...
Half dollar about $1,750.00
quarter about $210.00

Man said...

a bicentennual coin but mine is not silver colored it have a gold tint to it.

Gold plated damage, no extra value.

Youssef Attiyeh said...

2 dollar bill 2009 ?
1 dollar bill 1988?
can i know the value please ?

Jami Henderson said...

Hi
I have a USA sterling silver coin with a authenticity certificate fot the official Bicentennial Day Commemorative Medal combined with the offiial United States Postal Services. First day of issue 4th of July, 1976.
I was wondering what value this may hold?
Thank you in advance for your time

tammy harmon said...

How much is a bicentennial commemorative quarter mint mark
( 1 D mint mark) (1 S mint mark 75% copper and 25% nickle)and 1 Silver
screen mint mark 40% silver

tammy harmon said...

Sorry I forgot to mention the year 1976

Man said...

2 dollar bill 2009 ?
1 dollar bill 1988?


Just face value unless the serial numbers have a star.

Man said...

USA sterling silver coin with a authenticity certificate fot the official Bicentennial Day Commemorative Medal combined with the offiial United States Postal Services. First day of issue 4th of July, 1976.

Depends on what type of coin it is but most of these have little value above the silver content.

Man said...

bicentennial commemorative quarter mint mark
( 1 D mint mark) (1 S mint mark 75% copper and 25% nickle)and 1 Silver
screen mint mark 40% silver


Non-silver are just $0.25 each
Silver ones are about $3.00

freejojoey said...

I have a San Fransisco minted 1776-1976 quarter that indeed looks to be silver, sounds like silver too. Was curious what the value is?

Man said...

San Fransisco minted 1776-1976 quarter that indeed looks to be silver, sounds like silver too.

About $2.50

Anonymous said...

i have a 1981 and a 1983 quarter are they worth anything besides their $.25 value?

Man said...

1981 and a 1983 quarter are they worth anything besides their $.25 value?

No extra value if circulated.

Chris O said...

I have a bicentennial quarter I know they aren't worth much but what if the obverse is doubled? All of it is doubled to the southeast. Oh and thanks for the info on the 1985 d penny on a dime planchet, and anything on this quarter.

Man said...

a bicentennial quarter I know they aren't worth much but what if the obverse is doubled? All of it is doubled to the southeast

All known examples are worthless machine doubling.

Around half a dozen were found of the 1976-D and the average $1,000 each.

Chris O said...

Right sorry it is a 1976 d well they are I've got 2 of them the other has a doubled reverse also. I've seen machine doubling the characters on these have a nice spread and can be seen as full and rounded. It matches all the pictures I could find. The second I'm sending to pcgs for ccertification. From my understanding if the reverse checks out as doubled die also it will be a new find. So I'm pretty excited to get it sent out. I'm new to this so I an sure I will have more questions for you and really appreciate all your help. Thanks again

Dee Rose said...

I found a bicentennial quarter that seems a little off. It actually looks like its solid silver. Even the edge of the coin appears to be a single metal configuration. No copper stripe. It also sounds different when you flip it with your thumb. Aluminum maybe? Appears to have an S mint mark?I might be wrong on the mint mark

Man said...

Right sorry it is a 1976 d well they are I've got 2 of them the other has a doubled reverse also. I've seen machine doubling the characters on these have a nice spread and can be seen as full and rounded. It matches all the pictures I could find. The second I'm sending to pcgs for ccertification. From my understanding if the reverse checks out as doubled die also it will be a new find. So I'm pretty excited to get it sent out.

No questions just wish you good luck on your submission.

Man said...

bicentennial quarter that seems a little off. It actually looks like its solid silver. Even the edge of the coin appears to be a single metal configuration. No copper stripe. It also sounds different when you flip it with your thumb. Aluminum maybe? Appears to have an S mint mark?I

This is the silver version, About $2.00

Anonymous said...

I am confused. Are there rare mint marks for 1976 quarters? Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia? Is there a rarity and value for certain ones?

Man said...

Are there rare mint marks for 1976 quarters?
--No.

Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia?
-Denver over 860 million minted
-Philadelphia over 800 million minted
-San Francisco over 7 million minted

Is there a rarity and value for certain ones?
--Not rarity but certain premium values.
All San Francisco minted coins were sold to collectors directly and are worth more if still in high grade.

Some San Francisco quarters were made with 40% silver, it is still common but has silver value which unfortunately now is kind of low.

For $30 dollars or less you can get the 3 copper-clad quarters and 2 silver quarters all in a high grade.

Anonymous said...

I have a quarter 1776-1976 dobble date , and back has dobble estates of america , a piece of metal between two stars and a near hat any information about the value would help me

Man said...

quarter 1776-1976 dobble date , and back has dobble estates of america , a piece of metal between two stars and a near hat any information about the value would help me


Sounds like Machine Doubling, no extra value.