Some Facts On Collecting Quarters

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Some Facts On Collecting Quarters

Collecting quarters is an excellent way to own a piece of US history. US quarters came on the scene in 1796 when Eight Reales, the Spanish colonial coin, was used throughout America. Since its debut, there have been six types of quarters produced. To find out some facts on collecting quarters, take a look at our handy list.

  • The six types of US quarters you can collect include the following: Draped Bust (1796-1807), Capped Bust (1815-1838), Seated Liberty (1838-1891), Barber (1892-1916), Standing Liberty (1916-1930), and Washington Head (1932-present).
  • If you're looking for quarter by type, the main versions are all fairly easy to obtain. The Draped Bust and Capped Bust Quarter Dollars can be very difficult to find. The more common Washington Head version of the Quarter Dollars has some interesting varieties like double dies for 1934, 1942-D, 1943, and 1943-S.
  • Costs for Quarter Dollars vary. Collecting quarters will give you a wide range of price types to choose from. You might pay just $1.50 for a minted 1960 Washington Quarter in good condition, but expect to pay $14,400 for a very fine condition minted Liberty Head circa 1901.



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