How Much Is A 1969 Quarter Worth?

Last Updated on August 15, 2022

The 1969 quarter is also known as the Washington quarter, and you should look for them in your spare change. That is because some of these coins can have a high value.

It is important to know what you are looking for to get the most out of these quarters. Here is a complete guide to help you understand the worth of a 1969 quarter. 

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How Much Is A 1969 Quarter Worth?

Type of 1969 Quarter Condition Estimated Worth
1969 Quarter with No Mintmark Circulated  Face Value
  Uncirculated $5 and $50
1969 D Quarter Circulated Face Value
  Uncirculated $4 to $18 and above
1969 Proof Quarters  Average  $2 and $3
  Mint  Hundreds to thousands of dollars

The worth of the 1969 quarter depends on the type of coin and the grade. For example, the 1969 quarter without any mintmark is the most common, and it will be worth its face value in circulated conditions. However, if you find this coin in uncirculated conditions, then it can range between $5 and $50. 

On the other hand, the 1969 D quarter has been minted in Denver, and it has a relatively lower mintage than the one with no mintmark. In a circulated condition, the quarter will be worth its face value. However, if you find this coin in uncirculated conditions, it will be worth $4 to $18 and above. 

Finally, the 1969 proof quarter will be worth between $2 and $3 in average condition. Some proof coins can be worth thousands of dollars depending on the grade and condition. 

What Is The Worth Of A 1969 Off-Center Error Quarter?

The off-center error is quite popular among collectors because it can potentially offer a high value. You will find that the 1969 quarter has an off-center that can be between 1% and 5%, and even ones with an off-center of more than 90%. As a general rule of thumb, a high off-center will give you a higher value. 

For example, if the 1969 quarter has an off-center between 10% and 20%, then it will offer you a value between $20 and $30. On the other hand, if the off-center error is 50% or more, then it can be worth at least $150 and above. That is why you must look for an off-center error of a higher percentage. 

What Is The Value Of 1969 Without Ridges Error Quarter?

The 1969 quarter has an error that doesn’t include any ridges, which took place after minting the coins. However, the most common and valuable error you will find in this category is a broad strike. This makes the quarter look wider and flatter without any receding edges. 

Of course, if you find such a coin, we recommend that you keep it close. That is because the broad strike error on this quarter can be worth at least $25 or even more. The value will depend on the grade and the condition of the coin. 

What Is The Value Of A 1969 Quarter With A Double Die Error?

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The 1969 quarter with a double die error is a valuable coin that you must look for. However, most of these coins will have minor double die errors that will not be worth much. That is why it is crucial to look for a rare or valuable double die error to help you make money. 

For example, a rare double die error on this coin can be worth more than $125. Double-die errors can include the doubling of lettering, the feathers of the eagle, hairline, eyes, and more. All of these doubling errors will help you gain a high value for the quarter. 

What Is Special About The 1969 Quarter?

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The Washington quarters came about in 1932 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. He was a war general and then became the president of the United States later on. These coins were made in his honor. 

John Flanagan was the one that designed these coins as he included the portrait of George Washington on the obverse and the heraldic eagle on the reverse. These coins have a metal composition of copper and nickel. That is why they don’t have an incredibly high 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.