1944 S Quarter

Last updated: June, 01 2023

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1944 S Washington Quarter in average condition to be worth $8.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $50.00.

1944 S Quarter
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  • Year: 1944
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Quarter Dollar
  • Price: $8.00-$50.00+
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Produced: 14,600,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .1808 oz.
  • Melt Value: $5.72


About 9% of all 1944 Silver Washington Quarters were minted at the San Francisco mint. The mint mark is on the reverse/back of the coin. These are the rarest of the quarters minted in 1944.

Because of this 1944 S and 1944 D Quarters are worth significantly more than those minted at the Philadelphia mint when looking up in the MS66 and above range. At basic conditions they are all relatively similar in values. These coins are 90% silver with a total silver weight of .1808 oz.

Most 1944 Quarters are worth under $80 even certified and MS65/66. MS67+ & MS68 are the most valuable states. MS67+ and MS68 versions of the 1944 Quarter sell for between $2,000 and $10,000 at online and in person auctions.

If looking for errors 1944 didn't have too many. Errors to be Aware of DDO (Double Die Obverse), DDR (Double Die Reverse), Struck Through, and most interestingly 1944 Quarter Struck on 5C Nickel Planchets. Quarters struck on nickel planchets for 1944 even in average circulated condition are worth nearly $3,000. This error occurred when Nickel Planchets (blanks) were accidentally loaded into the press and stamped by the quarter die. These coins then somehow missed the inspection process and now are in circulation. There are also more than a few 1944 Quarters struck on 5C Philippines Planchet these sell for under a $1,000.

Quarter Errors 1964 (click to enlarge)

We also like to note the existence of an 1944 SMS (Special Mint Set) Quarter that was created at the request of Eva Adams the Director of the mint that year. These coins, while not publicly released, exist in the public's possession. These coins were more carefully struck and possess cleaner crisper lines than other quarters. These might be comparable to proof strikes (just not polished afterwards), and first strikes where the die has not yet begun to wear down.

How much is a 1944 S Quarter worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $8.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $50 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 1944, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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Most Valuable

The most valuable Washington Quarter's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Washington Quarter 1932 S $25k
Washington Quarter 1932 D $21k
Washington Quarter 1936 D $1.6k
Washington Quarter 1935 D $800
Washington Quarter 1936 S $500
Washington Quarter 1944 D $500
Washington Quarter 1937 S $485
Washington Quarter 1934 D $480
Washington Quarter 1932 $465
Washington Quarter 1935 S $400
Washington Quarter 1940 D $360
Washington Quarter 1938 $325
Washington Quarter 1938 S $306
Washington Quarter 1939 S $250
Washington Quarter 1934 $195
Washington Quarter 1942 S $185
Washington Quarter 1935 $160
Washington Quarter 1937 D $160
Washington Quarter 1962 D $150
Washington Quarter 1939 D $142
Washington Quarter 1937 $135
Washington Quarter 1952 S $125
Washington Quarter 1953 D $125
Washington Quarter 1950 S $115
Washington Quarter 1952 D $110
Washington Quarter 1946 S $100
Washington Quarter 1961 D $100
Washington Quarter 1946 D $95
Washington Quarter 1948 D $90
Washington Quarter 1954 D $90
Washington Quarter 1947 $85
Washington Quarter 1951 D $85
Washington Quarter 1959 D $85
Washington Quarter 1960 D $85
Washington Quarter 1936 $80
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1944 S Quarters Silver?

Yes! Washington Quarter's produced in 1944 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 $2.28 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $5.72, 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 1936 Quarter Dollar is $5.72 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $31.64 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.