1976 S Washington Quarter


1976 Quarter Obverse1976 Quarter Reverse

Coin Dealer Insight: For the first time since 1964, silver was used in quarter production, but only as a special minting for proof sets from the San Francisco mints for the Bi-centennial Washington quarter. Only 7 million silver quarters were produced and the date mark was 1976 instead of the 1776-1976 date stamp for circulation 1975-6 Washington quarters. These proof coins are the only Washington quarters with the 1976 date stamp. What about the 1975 Quarter? As a part of the Bi-centennial celebration of U.S. Independence, coins from 1975 through 1976 were struck with the 1776-1976 as the date stamp. Because of the desire to celebrate the Bi-centennial and to reduce the numbers of quarters held out by collectors, well over 1.6 billion Bi-centennial Washington quarters were struck between the Denver and Philadelphia mints.

Value: Can usually be found and sold for somewhere between $2.45-$17.00 price dictated by condition, certification, and current demand. Other factors include location, inventory, and urgency of sale.

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Mint: San Francisco

Production: 7,059,000 Washington Quarters were minted at the San Francisco mint in 1976.