How Much Is a 1926 Quarter Worth?

Last Updated on July 4, 2022

A 1926 quarter is valued quite highly due to its metallic composition, it consists of 90% silver and 10% copper, coins with a metallic composition of precious metals have a higher melt or buy value than coins made with base metals such as tin.

The coin is in high demand by coin collectors due to its high scarcity and can fetch you a few bucks or a fortune depending on the grade you have and its mint condition. On this webpage, you’ll find a comprehensive valuation of the 1926 quarter.

The 1926 Lincoln Standing Liberty quarter is worth $6.36 in good condition, $7.87 in Fine condition, and $52 in Extremely Fine condition.

1926 Standing Liberty Quarter AU


How much is a 1926 quarter worth?

The 1926 quarter was minted in three different locations, therefore, the valuation depends largely on the mint condition and the location it was minted in. Below is a list of the valuations for the 1926 quarter;

Coin Variation Good Very Good Fine Very Fine Extremely Fine About Uncirculated Uncirculated Brilliant Uncirculated
1926 Standing Liberty Quarter $6.36 $6.93 $7.87 $24.00 $52.00 $104.00 $161.00 $286.00
1926 D Standing Liberty Quarter $6.36 $9.11 $25.00 $46.00 $93.00 $161.00 $205.00 $286.00
1926 S Standing Liberty Quarter $6.36 $9.11 $15.00 $32.00 $122.00 $257.00 $428.00 $880.00

There are three different grades of 1926 quarters being produced, and they are all named based on the location they were minted. The first grade was minted in Philadelphia, the second grade also known as the D 1926 quarter was minted in Denver. While the S 1926 quarter was minted in San Francisco.

The 1926 quarter was minted in varying quantities depending on the location they were minted in. This often affects the value of the coin, this has a major effect on the valuation of the Philadelphia coin because it was minted in the largest quantity compared to the other coins.

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The History of the 1926 quarter

1926 Standing Liberty Quarter AU

The 1926 quarter went into mintage in the early 20th century. Although the government eventually stopped the production in 1935 and started melting them to generate enough silver to create new coins.

Due to its eventful history and the high increase in scarcity and demand for these coins, it is no surprise that these coins cost a lot. The total amount of these coins that still exist are unaccounted for due to the large number of coins that we’re melted to generate silver.

Like most old coins the present value of the 1926 quarter is worth way much more than its face value, this is mostly because its value in silver has appreciated over time, the limited amount of these coins is also a huge factor affecting the value of these coins.

The melt value of the 1926 Lincoln Standing Liberty quarter is $3.95, the 1926 Lincoln Standing Liberty quarter weighs 6.25 grams, and the engraved design was created. by an American Sculptor and artist Hermon MacNeil.

Are quarters from 1926 worth anything?

The 1926 Standing Liberty quarter has a high numismatic value, they are worth $6 and above in average condition, their value can go much further than that depending on their mint condition and the location a specific coin was produced.

What is a 1926 quarter made of?

1926 Standing Liberty quarters have a metallic composition of 90% Silver and 10% copper, the high presence of silver has contributed to the coin’s numismatic value and melt value, which makes it highly hoarded by coin collectors.

The coins have a very monetary value because coins made after 1938 were often made with a higher metallic composition of Copper and other metals. 1926  Standing Liberty quarters of high mint value are very rare and considered a rarity among other quarters.

1926 U.S. Standing Liberty Silver Quarter Dollar, (1-Coin) Strong Full Date (1/4) Fine to XF

How can I tell if my 1926 quarter is rare?

To check for how rare your quarter is firstly you can check the mint mark, if it has an S or D mintmark on the reverse side then your coin would be worth more than those without a mint mark because they belong to the Philadelphia mint and coins produced in Philadelphia have a higher rate of circulation.

You can also check the mint quality of the coin, if the coin has no scratches, dents, or physical impurities and deformations then your coin would attract a high monetary value.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.