How Much Is The 1903 Quarter Worth?

Last Updated on May 27, 2022

It has been a long time since the US Mint created the 1903 Quarter, despite being one of their most prestigious coins ever. An unmarked 1903 quarter has an approximate value about $10. People in the United States began using the Barber Quarter after entering circulation in the late 1800s because it was a valuable currency. A reasonable price is the only thing that will entice today’s avid collectors to purchase these priceless artifacts from our nation’s past.


How Much Is The 1903 Quarter Worth?

A new 1903 quarter in good condition is worth about $10. If it’s in perfect condition, it’s worth about $45. If it is in perfect condition, the item’s value is approximately 65 dollars. Nearly $450 can be expected for a coin rated MS 63 if it has never been seen in public.

Coin collectors prefer this coin over silver investors because, despite its flaws, it is still worth $10 more than the intrinsic value of $3.87. Coin collectors may prefer to invest in more valuable coins in the long run. Even if the price of metal drops, you’ll still have a numismatist-worthy coin.

A 1903 Quarter appraisal requires several factors. You have to figure out right off the bat what kind of Quarter you are now holding. The rarity of each variation of Barber Quarters comes into play because a given year saw the production of at least two different types of Barber Quarters. Current prices are 32.85 times higher than the average price since 1903, as indicated by the consumer price index maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

At the moment, one dollar can only pay for a purchase of 0.044 percent of what it could have in the past. In 1903, inflation was running at a pace of 2.33 percent. Compared to the same time last year, inflation is 8.26%. If this number stays the same for another year, the purchasing power of one hundred dollars will equal that of 108.26 dollars. 

This coin has a silver value equal to or greater than its face value when in circulation. The melt value of this coin’s silver on May 19, 2022, is $3.92. This melt value was calculated using silver’s spot price of $21.69 an ounce.

In that case, its value is around $10, but if it’s certified as Mint State Plus (MS+), its value may be as high as $550. These prices do not refer to an average coin grading scale. That’s why it’s called average circulated when it’s in the same condition as other 1903-dated coins. When it’s called mint state when it’s confirmed by one of the most reputable coin-grading agencies, it’s in mint condition.

What Is A 1903 Quarter Made Of?

The Quarter of 1903 has a diameter of 24.3 millimeters and a weight of 6.3 grams. Just like the 1903 dime, it is composed of 900 silver (coins with 90% silver) and 100 copper (coins with 10% copper). 1903 Quarters in the amount of $9,759,309 were minted. For the low price, it’s an excellent addition to any Quarters collection.

Where Is The Mint Mark On A 1903 Quarter?

During that year, the United States minted three distinct types of its iconic 1903 quarter: the 1903 O, the 1903 S, and the 1903 quarter without a mintmark. Its possible can see the mint mark on the reverse side, just below the Eagle’s image.

1903 Quarters were manufactured in significant quantities by the mint in Philadelphia during the year in question (1903). More than a quarter of the 1903 Quarters were made in New Orleans, whereas barely a third were made in San Francisco. New Orleans (O) and San Francisco (S) coins carry a mint mark on the reverse underneath the Eagle, whereas the pieces made in Philadelphia (P) do not.

Is 1903 Quarter Composed Of Silver?

As of 1903, each 1903 Quarter, they have contained about 1.808 troy oz. of the actual weight of silver, which is roughly the same as 5.62 grams of pure metal. Silver’s weight is expressed in ounces of troy, which are called “troy ounces” for short. Standard ounces and troy ounces differ by around two grams in weight.

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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.