1945 Quarter

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  • 1940 Washington Quarter

History: Established by General Order 1, GHQ SCAP, October 2, 1945, pursuant to a directive of President Truman, August 14, 1945, designating Gen. Douglas MacArthur as SCAP, as agreed to by the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of China, and the USSR. Responsible for enforcing Japanese. The Standing Liberty Quarter Design. Of course, Mint officials didn't plot to put bare-breasted ladies on our quarters. The Treasury Department held a competition, and several top sculptors were invited to submit designs for use on United States coinage.

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Detailed information about the coin ΒΌ Dollar 'Washington Silver Quarter', United States, with pictures and collection and swap management: mintage, descriptions, metal, weight, size, value and other numismatic data.

Coin Info

United States
Silver Coin
0.18084 t oz
$0.25 USD
U.S. Mint

As the 1930s turned into the 1940s, Washington quarters became the prevailing design seen on 25-cent coins in circulation. With more than 45 million Washington quarters made in 1940 alone, the series would see more coins made in a single year than several years combined from any previous 25-cent series. Still, Washington quarters, Standing Liberty quarters, and even Barber quarters peacefully coexisted in pockets and purses of the early 1940s.

Below is a rundown of values and mintages for 1940 Washington quarters:

  • 1940, 35,704,000 minted; $7

  • 1940 proof, 11,246; $350

  • 1940-D, 2,797,600; $25

  • 1940-S, 8,244,000; $12

*Values are for coins in Extremely Fine 40, unless otherwise noted.

With 1940-D Washington quarters serving as a semi-key date and proof quarters from the year, too, collecting quarters from that year can pose somewhat of a challenge to numismatists. Though, many individuals collecting Washington quarters choose not to pursue the proof singles from anytime before the 1960s. This is a matter of preference for some and an issue of cost for many more. If you decide to buy proof 1940 Washington quarters for your collection, be sure to take your time and look for those with flashy surfaces and good color. Uneven toning rules on many proof coins of the era, with cameo devices scarce but by far high in demand.

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CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1945 Washington Quarter value at an average of $6, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $55. (see details)..


Type:Washington Quarter
Mint Mark: No mint mark
Face Value: 0.25 USD
Total Produced: 74,372,000 [?]
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: .1808 oz.
Silver Melt: $4.92
Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $6, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $55 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1945, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. [?].

Additional Info: If you find a quarter from 1945 there is a 75% chance it was minted at the Philadelphia mint. I personally just want to find one from 1945, i dont care what mint it was created at :)

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:This coin in poor condition is still worth $1.08 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.92, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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1945 Quarter No Mint Mark

Current silver melt value* for a 1945 No mint mark is $4.92 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $27.22 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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**When we say that 74,372,000, of these coins were produced or minted in 1945 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value.Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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