How Much Is a 1921 Quarter Worth?

Last Updated on June 1, 2022

One of the most popular styles of the eponymous quarter is the Standing Liberty Quarter, which was first produced during the early 20th century. 

This iconic and patriotic coin is popular amongst both collectors and investors as it is a part of American history and evokes a sense of national pride. Just 1,916,000 Quarters were minted in 1921 in Philadelphia making this year also quite a rare and unique coin.


How much is a 1921 Quarter worth?

The value of a 1921 Quarter in good circulated condition is $175. Prices start to jump dramatically with improved condition. The value of a 1921 Quarter in fine circulated condition is $475.

In extremely fine condition a 1921 Quarters value jumps to $800, while if you are lucky enough to have an uncirculated example of a 1921 Quarter, expect to fetch around $1,150 at auction. 

According to the NGC Price Guide (as of May 2022); “A Standing Liberty Quarter from 1921 in circulated condition is worth between $150 and $1500. However, on the open market 1921 Quarters in pristine, uncirculated condition sell for as much as $8650.”

Condition, as with all heritage coins, plays a huge role in the value of a 1921 Quarter. Serious collectors only want to purchase these coins if they are in excellent condition, and many of them are not unfortunately.

These coins were circulated for long periods of time and most of them have incurred a fair bit of damage along the way. 

If you are looking for a mint mark you may be there a while as there is no mint mark for this coin! It was only minted in Philadelphia meaning 1921 D quarters or 1921 S quarters do not exist.

Standing Liberty Quarters produced in 1921 are 90% silver, and contain 5.623 grams in total of .999 pure silver, just like 1921 silver dollar

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What year Silver Quarter is worth the most?

All silver quarters are worth more than 10 times their face value of 25 cents. But there is one in particular that fetches a higher price than most. If you have this one in your collection be sure to get it valued as soon as possible as it might just pay for that trip you’ve been planning! 

The beautiful and rare 1937 Doubled Die Obverse (DDO) silver quarter is usually considered the most valuable U.S. silver quarter. In mint condition the unusual 1937 coin fetches around $13,000.

How much is a real Silver Quarter worth?

US quarters were made of 90 percent silver before 1965. That means that due to the silver alone it would have a melt value of about $3.50 (depending on silver prices at the time). Of course historical silver quarters are worth much more to collectors than just their weight in silver alone. 

Depending on the year and mint mark the value of a silver quarter could be anything from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. Nowadays the quarter is just made of nickel and copper and worth just 25 cents.

How rare is a Silver Quarter?

It all depends on which coin you have. Things to take note of are the year it was produced, the mint mark and the coin’s condition. A good way to start thinning out valuable coins is to look at the general design.

Is there a portrait of George Washington on one side? If there isn’t it probably means that your coin is quite uncommon and therefore collectible and, importantly, valuable. 

Generally quarters with a mint mark are more scarce so this also makes them more collectible. When it comes to the date the older the coin is, the more valuable it will be, simple but certain years are more collectible than others. Another thing to look out for is error coins as they are much more valuable than their “normal” counterparts.

How much is a 1922 Quarter worth?

The value of a 1922 Quarter is between $50 to $80. These coins were produced in the 2000’s by enthusiasts for the missing years. They are usually what is known as “over-struck” on genuine US Mint Standing Liberty silver quarter dollars (circa 1917-1930). They are not highly sought after as a collectors item, other than in cases where people wish to have the entire set.

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.