Where Is The Mint Mark On A Bicentennial Quarter? (Beginner’s Guide)

Last Updated on March 11, 2022

Bicentennial quarters are still in circulation, almost 50 years after their introduction to celebrate the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. The quarters were designed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and were produced in greatest quantities out of the three coins.

Keep reading to find out where the mint mark of this quarter is and get more helpful information about this coin.


Where is the mint mark on a bicentennial quarter?

Mint marks indicate which mint a coin came from can be seen on the lower right front of the coin. It is near Washington’s pigtail. Blank specifies Philadelphia, letter “D” stands for Denver and “S” stands for San Francisco.

1976 S 40% Silver Bicentennial Washington Quarter Quarter Uncirculated

How much is a bicentennial quarter worth with no mint mark?

In Mint State, most bicentennial quarters are worth at least $5. Any bicentennial quarter in circulated condition is only worth its face value of 25 cents. 

What is the error on a bicentennial quarter?

Stack’s Bowers Galleries offered a 1976-D Washington quarter dollar that was an obverse die cap error and it Graded Mint State 67 for $2,880. This popular error in 1776-1976 dual-dated coins struck to celebrate America’s Bicentennial.

How can I tell if my bicentennial quarter is silver?

You can start by checking the edge of the coin.  A copper-nickel clad coin will have a thin line of whitish nickel melded with a thin line of reddish copper. On the other hand, a 40% silver coin will have a thin line of white nickel melded with grey silver.

What is the error on the Kennedy Bicentennial half dollar?

In 1974, a coin die production error resulted in doubled letters on the obverse coin. The words on the coin appear to be tripled. The lettering in TRUST on the obverse is most affected by the doubling.

Are there any rare Bicentennial quarters?

They are still occasionally found in circulation since over 1.6 billion Bicentennial quarters were made between the mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver.

Are any bicentennial quarters valuable?

In circulation, they are worth no more than face value while uncirculated coins and special edition coins are valuable.

Are bicentennial quarters silver?

Bicentennial quarters were minted in 40% silver.

How Much Is a 1976 Bicentennial Half Dollar Worth?

The standard 1776 to1976 half dollar value in circulated condition are worth only $0.50 of their face value. These coins may be purchased at a premium in uncirculated condition.

In uncirculated form, the 1776-1976 D half dollar is worth between $3 and $4. In MS 63 condition, both the 1776-1976 half dollar with no mint mark and the 1776-1976 D half dollar are valued at around $3.

The 1776-1976 S proof half dollar is worth around $4 in PR 65 condition.

Who is the guy on the back of a bicentennial quarter?

A bust of President George Washington can be seen in the obverse. The reverse features a victory torch encircled by thirteen stars at the upper left and a Colonial drummer facing left.

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.