- Year: 1943
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Quarter Dollar
- Price: $5.00-$48.00+
- Face Value: 0.25 USD
- Produced: 99,700,000
- Edge: Reeded
- Silver Content: 90%
- Silver Weight: .1808 oz.
- Melt Value: $4.28
Notes: 70% of all quarters minted in 1943 were 1943 P Washington Quarters. There were no proofs issued. Not sure what was up with the US Mints in 1942, and 1943, but all have double die errors. Double Die errors occur when the die strikes the planchet more than once. Look closely at the lettering to see if it has been doubled. DDO versions are selling for many thousands of dollars, and appear to be pelntiful enough that they should appear regularly in circulation. This may be a year to make a mental note on.
This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.
Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1943 Quarter as follows.
- Be on the look out for Double Dies. Values below do not include values for DDO's or DDR's.
- Grade F12 = $5-$9
- Grade VF20 = $6-$10
- Grade EF40 = $7-$11
- Grade AU50 = $8-$13
- Grade AU53 = $8-$14
- Grade AU55 = $9-$15
- Grade AU58 = $11-$18
- Grade MS60 = $19-$24
- Grade MS61 = $19-$31
- Grade MS62 = $23-$38
- Grade MS63 = $30-$50
- Grade MS64 = $38-$63
- Grade MS65 = $45-$75
- Grade MS66 = $68-$113
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How much is a 1943 Quarter worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $5.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $56 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1943, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 1943 Quarters Silver?
Yes! Washington Quarter's produced in 1943 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .1808 troy oz or 5.623 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is still worth $0.72 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.28, 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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Current silver melt value* for a 1973 S Quarter Dollar is $4.28 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.65 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
***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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