Notes: The stats above are for the 90% Silver proof version of the 1996 Washington Quarter.
1996 Quarter Error Guide
Planchets that are struck outside the collar making a larger and slightly distorted coin. The rim is generally missing and the overall design is often distorted.
Clipped Planchet Error
Created by using an improperly cut coin blank. A portion of the coin is missing looks sort of like someone hit the edge of the coin with a small cookie cutter.
Abbreviated as DDO or DDR (obverse and reverse) a coin that appears to have been struck twice by the die leaving traces of double letters, numbers, and bust edges.
Off Center Strike
Portions of the coin design will be missing as if the die didnt strike the blank planchet directly.
When a die is overused it cracks and then leaves a raised line when it comes in contact with the planchet, where the coin fills the crack.
A foreign object inserts itself between the die and blank planchet, preventing perfect contact with the two surfaces and leaving a trace of itself on the final coin.
How much is a 1996 S Washington Quarter Proof worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 25 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $8 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 1996, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 1996 S Washington Quarter Proofs Silver?
Yes! Washington Quarter's produced in 1996 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.1808 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?.
Coinage issued in 1996 will only contain silver if minted as a silver proof. Is your coin a silver proof or just a proof? Do they weigh more than other identical coins from the same year? If so they are likely 90% silver. 90% silver coins are much denser than the modern 90% copper 10% nickel blend the mint uses today.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is worth $3.89 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.14, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..
Current silver melt value* for a 1973 S Quarter Dollar is $4.14 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.90 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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