How Much Is a 1943 Quarter worth? (+Value Chart)

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

If you are a collector, you may wonder, How Much is a 1943 Quarter Worth?

The 1943 Washington Quarter is one of the favorites of coin collectors.

Due to its rarity this coin is valued more than its face value.

As collectors and even as sellers, it is important to have all the details about the coin before you go ahead with buying or selling it.

1943 Washington Quarter Unc BU MS 1943 - US Washington 90% Silver Quarter Coin Quarter Good BU


How Much Is The 1943 Quarter Worth?

A 1943 quarter is worth around $6.50 dollars to $7,000 depending on the condition, grade and rarity of the coin. You can even get more out of the coin if it is in a better condition.

The reason that this coin can reach such a high value is that some of the coin have a double die error on them. If you are a coin collector and you are looking to find a 1943 Washington quarter to add to your collection then you should try to find one that has a double die error on it and is in perfect mint condition.

This will be a jackpot for you as people will pay you over $10,000 for such a coin.

The Mintage of 1943 Washington Quarter 

1943 S Washington (1932-Date) Quarter Seller Very Fine

Like almost all other coins in the United States, the 1943 Quarter can also be found with and without a mintmark. This is either due to an error or because the coin is a proof coins.  

A total of 16,095,600 quarters were minted at the Denver Mint in 1943. The number for San Francisco Mint was 21,700,000 and at the Philadelphia Mint, a total of 99,700,000 Washington Quarters were minted.

Below is a table that will help you understand the value of the 1943 Washington Quarter based on different conditions.  

Coin Type Good Extremely Fine About Uncirculated Uncirculated
1943  $5.5 $6 $7 $7 – $46 
1943 Double Die $108 $343 $560 $2278 – $6690
1943 D $5.5 $7 $15 $30 – $70
1943 S $5.5 $7.5 $12 $30 – $70
1943 S Double Die $64 $230 $400 $555 – $3600

Does The 1943 Washington Quarter Have An Error?

Yes, the quarters minted at San Francisco and Philadelphia have double die error on the. This is why they are worth thousands of dollars.

A double die error is when the engraving or marking on a coin overlap each other which in most cases makes the coin unusable. If you think you have a coin with a double die error on it then you shouldn’t even try to use it to buy something else as that coin itself can be worth thousands of dollars as you can see above. 

A double die error 1943 quarter in extremely good condition can cost up to $2,750. However, when it comes to uncirculated, in MS 60 grade the price is $5,500 and for MS 65 grade the price is $12,000.

Double Die Error Coins Excellent Condition MS 60 Grade MS 65 Grade
1943  Around $2,750 Around $5,500 Around $12,000
1943 S Around $200 Around $550 Around $1,650

The Features of the 1943 Washington Quarter

As clear from the name, this quarter has the bust of George Washington on the front side and an eagle on the back side. This is the same design that has been on the quarters since 1932.

Other than 1933, there have been new versions of the Washington quarter every year. Over the years the features of a coin start to fade away. The texture flattens, the lines disappear and the coin loses it color.

This results in lowering the value of the coin. The people who have kept the features on their 1943 Washington quarter in good conditions can sell the coin for a good amount of money. 

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What Other Factors Can Affect The Value Of the 1943 Washington Quarter?

1943 Washington Quarter Unc BU MS 1943 - US Washington 90% Silver Quarter Coin Quarter Good BU

Not all collectors get to find the 1943 Quarter in good condition. If you are a collector who has just bought a 1943 quarter but it’s in a bad condition then worry not because even in bad condition the coin isn’t worthless.

It is still a collectable coin. Even if you don’t find a buyer for it, the coin is made up of silver so it has good melt value which is going to be more than its face value of $0.25.

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.