Thursday, August 20, 2015

1965 Washington Quarter

The first clad quarter.
Issued at a time when mint marks were not used.
The most common quarter with over 1.8 billion made.

If you recall I am trying to collect every unique coin I come across. I only post newer ones or those from the U.S. that are 50 years or older.

By 1964 they stopped issuing circulating silver coins. 1965 was the first of circulating clad coins. Clad is when they cover one metal with another. These coins have a pure copper core and it is bonded to a 75% copper - 25% nickel outer layer on both sides. The guy who invented this clad process eventually went on to found All-Clad cookware which I also use.

Despite small outrage that only precious metal was real money most people accepted the money. Now that even these metals are going up in value the false outrage about changing it to a cheaper metal has begun.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents / United States
Year: 1965
Mintage: 1,819,717,540
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a quarter from America 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.

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

Anonymous said...

Speaking of quarters,
I found a 1929 Standing Liberty quarter. Not in the best shape, but the year was still visible.

Man said...

1929 Standing Liberty quarter. Not in the best shape

About $8.00

Mary Thorne said...

I have a 1965 quarter that has two serial numbers of several digits each stamped on the top of it ie., they are stamped on either side of George Washington's head along the circumference of the front of the coin. Any value here for this error coin? Thanks, Mary ps. I do not have an actual google account and I'm not that well vesed on the computer here. Can you please respond to me directly at my email address of:mrythorne@yahoo.com

Man said...

1965 quarter that has two serial numbers of several digits each stamped on the top of it ie., they are stamped on either side of George Washington's head along the circumference of the front of the coin. Any value here for this error coin?

Damaged not an error, made by some outside company.
No extra value.

Kayla said...

I have a 1941 quarter and wondered if it had any more value than face value and if so how much?

Man said...

1941 quarter

About $3.00 in low grade