How Much Is the 1953 Quarter Worth?

Last Updated on August 23, 2022

The 1953 quarter not only holds a good numismatic value but great importance in US history. The coin may be worth a good amount, but just collecting it for a collector is a great feeling.

If you want to get your hands on the 1953 quarter, there are many things to know. You’ve come to the right place, as here is a complete guide to help you out. 

1953 S Washington Quarter MS63


How Much Is the 1953 Quarter Worth?

The 1953 quarter has a high demand in the collectors market. This is why depending on the condition of the quarter you can get somewhere from $6 to $6.30. For uncirculated coins that have a higher grade you may also be able to get more than this. Some buyers may be willing to go up as much as $40.

On the other hand, if you find this quarter in MS60 grade, it will be worth $7. In MS65 grade, the coin will be worth $45.

The 1953 quarter with S mintmark in good condition, the quarter will be worth $6. If the condition is very good, it will be worth $6.5, and if the condition is extremely fine, it will be worth $8. 

Of course, the uncirculated condition will get you a better value. If you find this quarter in uncirculated conditions, it will be worth around $10 in MS60. For the MS63 grade quarter, you can get a value of up to $40.

The 1953 quarter with a D mintmark in very fine condition, the coin will be worth $6. If the condition is extremely fine, the coin will be worth $7. However, the quarter is worth more than $12 in MS60 condition and $45 in MS65 grade. 

Coin Good Very good Extremely fine MS60 Grade MS65 Grade
1953 Quarter $5 $6 $6.30 $7 $45
1953 S Quarter $6 $6.5 $8 $10 $40
1953 D Quarter $5 $6 $7 $12 $45


How Much Is The Proof Coin Worth for the 1953 Quarter?

1953 S Washington Quarter MS63

The proof coin of the 1953 quarter is worth around $53. A proof coin is a pre-production sample coin produced by the official mint. It is produced to check the dye and the machinery for official production. The proof coins were only made in the mint of Philadelphia, which is why no mintmark was found on them.

They were never circulated and moved to the archive in the mint. In addition, they were minted in very limited quantity, which is why you will find it difficult to get your hands on them. They are available now as the mints sold them at auctions. 

What Are The Metal Composition and Other Details of the 1953 Quarter?

The metal composition of a 1953 penny is silver-based. The quarter contains 90% of silver and 10% of copper. The metal composition tells a lot about the coin and its material. 

On the other hand, some of the details you should look at are the weight and diameter of the coin. This will help you check the originality of the 1953 quarter. 

The 1953 quarter weighs around 6.25 grams. In addition, the diameter of the coin is 24.3mm. So closely look at these details of a 1953 quarter when you go out to buy it. 

Sometimes you can encounter a counterfeit, and we don’t want you to get your hands on such coins. If you are a true collector, you deserve the best coin.

Where Is The Mintmark Present on a 1953 Quarter?

1953 D Washington (1932-Date) Quarter Seller Choice Fine Details

Mintmarks are nothing more than a symbol to show where the coin was minted. However they can have an effect on the value of the coin.

When present, the mintmark can be found on the reverse side of a 1953 quarter. Look closely under the leaves engraving on the reverse side. You will find the mintmark on the lower side of the coin.

The font of the mintmark is very small, so you must have a very close and detailed look. It will be an initial of the mint it was produced in. However, the mintmark may not be present on the quarters produced in Philadelphia mint.

The mintmark helps to distinguish the production place of every coin. Make sure to know where the quarter was produced, as the value may differ.

Is It A Good Decision To Invest in the 1953 Quarter?

The 1953 quarter holds great value in the history of the US. It is amazing to have such a valuable coin in your collection. With time the value will increase, and you can see the profit you can earn. 

But you would need to keep the coin in your possession for a good time. That requires patience. If you can, then it is a great coin to invest in. 

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.