1953 D Washington Quarter

Last updated: June, 01 2023

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1953 D Washington Quarter in average condition to be worth $6.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $125.00.


1953 D Washington Quarter
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  • Year: 1953
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Quarter Dollar
  • Price: $6.00-$125.00+
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Produced: 56,112,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .1808 oz.
  • Melt Value: $5.48





Notes: Around 65% of all of the 1953 Washington Silver Quarters were issued at the Denver mint. All quarters pre 1965 are 90% silver.




How much is a 1953 D Washington Quarter worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $6.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $125 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 1953, 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 1953 D Washington Quarters Silver?

Yes! Washington Quarter's produced in 1953 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 $0.52 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $5.48, 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 $5.48 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $30.32 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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