The 1948 Washington quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.




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Specifications

Type: Washington Quarter Year: 1948 Face Value: $0.25 Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Silver Weight: .18084 oz. Total Weight: 6.25 grams Current Silver Bullion Value: $4.05


The US minted the 1948 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1948 D and 1948 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.


SeriesLocationQuantity Minted
1948Philadelphia35,196,000
1948 DDenver16,766,800
1948 SSan Francisco15,960,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $4.05 as of September 25, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.42 per ounce.


The 1948 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $6 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $9 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $24.


The 1948 D quarter is worth around $6 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $13 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $45.


Lastly the 1948 S quarter is worth around $6 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $9 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $37.

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Grading System

Extremely fine- The hair lines look sharp. The only signs of wear are on the eagle"s breast and at the top of the eagle"s legs.




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MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.


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