1965 Quarter

Last updated: February, 07 2024

The 1965 Washington Quarter is worth up to $32.00 in MS-66 condition and professionally graded. This doesnt take into account the SMS (special mint set) which are generally in much better MS-67 and MS-68 condition and sell for between $70-$90 USD as of early 2024. This coin contains no silver, and generally sells for $7.00, but occasionally can be picked up for around $1.75 in lower grades.

1965 Quarter
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  • Year: 1965
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Quarter Dollar
  • Price: $1.75-$32.00+
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Produced: 1,819,717,000
  • Edge: Reeded


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What about 1965 Silver Quarters are those real? Yes there are many examples of quarters being struck on leftover 90% silver planchets. If you hold the coin up and look at the reeded edge of this coin you should see one solid color. You should not see a layered center. Additionally silver quarters should weigh 6.25 grams slightly more than the modern quarters weight of 6.01 grams. Those 1965 quarters struck by error on silver planchet are worth many thousands of dollars.

What about other errors for 1965? Other errors include broadstruck, clipped, and even an instance where the quarter was accidentally struck on a nickel and dime planchet. Additionally this coin has no mint mark.

1965 Quarter Errors

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1965 Silver Quarter Error

These are some of the most coveted Quarter errors to date. Leftover silver quarter planchets were struck, likely at the beginning of the run and released into the public. A 1965 Silver Quarter error is worth on average $4,500, some however have sold for as much as $8,000.

How can you tell if your quarter is silver?

A silver quarter will weigh 6.25 grams, and not the 5.67 grams that the modern non silver quarter weighs.

Don't have a scale? Then look at the reeded edge. A quarter with a copper core will have an orange ring in the center, while one made of silver will be solid white / silver.

Struck Through

In the image attached you can see a staple was pressed into the quarter upon impact. When a foreign object comes between a planchet and the die it leaves an imprint. This error is then called a struck through error. These errors are worth between a few hundred, and a few thousand dollars.

1965 DDO / DDR Error

Double die errors are a staple of the coin community. When the die strikes the same planchet more than 1x it's called a double die or double strike error. You can usually see the error by looking closely at the lettering. See image above.

1965 had a plethora of errors where the quarter was struck on an alternate planchet. Here are a few of them.

Struck on 10C (dime planchet)

As you can see in the above image this quarter looks odd. Because the quarter die face covers a larger surface area than the material provided by the type II dime planchet, a large portion, possibly as much as 20% of the design is missing. Somehow a blank dime planchet made its way into the machine and this error is the result. This error is worth on average 4.5 thousand dollars.

Struck on 1C (penny planchet)

Because the quarter die face covers a larger surface area than the material provided by the type II penny / cent planchet, a large portion, possibly as much as 10% of the design is missing. Reddish in color and missing much of the design, this error is easy to spot. This error is worth about $1,000 on average.


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Anonymous: Are these silver? Half dollars from 1965 are, but these dont seem to be listed that way. Posted: May 29, 2024 10:36 am

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Admin : Im sorry 1965 Quarters are not silver. The ones from 1964 and before are 90 silver, but unless you happen to have the extremely rare 1965 Silver Quarter error detailed above, they are not. Happy hunting! Reply posted: May 28, 2024 9:56 pm

Price Chart

Rates listed here refer to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If new to collecting the prices below might not make sense.

Breakdown of pricing per condition for by individual grade.

  • Grade MS62 = $2-$3
  • Grade MS63 = $2-$4
  • Grade MS64 = $3-$5
  • Grade MS65 = $6-$10
  • Grade MS66 = $13-$21
  • Grade MS67 = $32-$53
  • Grade MS68 = $49-$81
  • Grade PR67 = $38-$63

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How much is a 1965 Quarter worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $1.75, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $32 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 1965, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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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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***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.