Last Updated on December 30, 2023
The Washington quarter, as originally designed, was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was replaced with the “drummer boy” design of Jack Ahr.
If they’re worn and circulated, the value of a 1972 P Washington Quarter in mint condition is about .25 to .50 cents. However, if they grade MS63, the value may range from $1 to $2.
A raw or ungraded uncirculated example of a 1972 P Washington quarter can be valued $700 if graded and certified MS67 in PCGS or NGC holders. A lower grade will result in a lower price.
A Washington Quarter’s grade and condition have a significant impact on its price. As a result, you should expect to pay face value for a circulated, cleaned, scratched or damaged example.
The US Mint makes these sets that have the coins from a given year in one plastic encasing. They then sell these for a profit from the mints. Any regular 1972 quarter that was in circulation does not contain any silver.
The quarter of 1972 has a second seven between the numbers 7 and 2, which was not present in previous quarters from 1971. The form of a circle may be seen on the face of the coin, and “united” is misspelled on the back.
Since 1980, the P mint mark has been used on coins produced in Philadelphia. As a result, many buyers are perplexed when they come across an old coin that lacks a mintmark.
There are no varieties for the 1972 Washington quarter. If your quarter was found in circulation, it’s only worth the face value of $0.25.
The price of a 1970-S Washington quarter is determined by a variety of criteria. In 1970, over 500 million quarters were produced at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. As a result, the 1970 quarter is quite widespread and can even be found in use today.
Uncirculated coins may be purchased from your local coin dealer or an online dealer for a few dollars. In fact, the most costly 1970-S quarter ever sold was $110. This was for a Proof coin that was graded PR-69, which is near flawless. A few error coins, on the other hand, have been purchased for thousands of dollars.
The unique 1970 quarter was produced when a 1941 Canadian quarter was fed into a coin press at the San Francisco mint set up to make Proof quarters. On the surface of the Washington quarter, you can still see remnants of the Canadian quarter design from 1941.
The top of King George’s head is clearly visible around Washington’s neck. The remains of the inscription REX are barely noticeable below that. You may notice all of the minute features from the original 1941 Canadian quarter when you study it more closely.
The quarter was authenticated by the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all coins are genuine United States currency.
A typical 1970 quarter is composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper. 5.67 grams, with outer layers of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel. This coin is composed of 80% silver and weighs 5.83 grams, which perfectly matches the Canadian quarter’s weight (5.83 g.) and chemical composition (80% silver).
The most frequent question we receive is regarding coins with no marks or that appear to be missing one. There are no mint marks on any of the millions and millions of coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint throughout its history.
This is completely normal, and it rarely adds value since the facility produces a lot of coins. A coin with no mint mark, on the other hand, may be unique if this mintmark was unintentionally omitted rather than on purpose.
The S mintmark was supposed to be used on the proof coins in these sets beginning in 1968, the year they were first produced. Several pairs from certain years were inadvertently distributed to the general public without the intended S mintmark, and they are now known as “No S Proofs.”
The first coins to be produced with a “no S” (or no signature) proof finish were the 1968 (Roosevelt Dime), 1970 (Roosevelt Dime), 1971 (Jefferson Nickel), 1975 (Roosevelt Dime), 1983 (Roosevelt Dime), and 1990 Lincoln Cents.
The United States was experiencing a nationwide coin scarcity in the mid-1960s, owing to a substantial move from 90% silver coins to considerably less valuable “clad” coins. 1965, 1966, and 1967 coins were made without a mintmark on purpose.