1944 Quarter Value Chart, Price, Error List, Worth & Varieties

The value of a 1944 quarter depends on several factors. The condition of the coin and whether or not it has a mint mark can change the value of a 1944 quarter. Furthermore, since these coins are made of silver, even the smelting price is higher than the face value.

Depending on the condition and rarity of the coin and what you want to do with the 1944 silver quarter, you can get between $3.37 and $18,400.

$3.37 is the price you would get for a 1944 quarter if you decided to melt it, as this is the price of the silver the coin is made of. However, these coins are far more valuable to collectors.

The collector’s value depends on the quality of the coins. The coin can be graded on a quality scale to determine its value. The most valuable coins are uncirculated, as the chance of them having scratches or other markings that could detract from their value is lower.

1944 Quarter Value Chart

Here is the 1944 Quarter Value Chart:

MintGradeEstimated Value
Philadelphia MintPoor$55.81
Philadelphia MintFair$111.62
Philadelphia MintGood$223.24
Philadelphia MintVery Good$446.48
Philadelphia MintFine$669.72
Philadelphia MintVery Fine$1116.20
Philadelphia MintExtremely Fine$2232.40
Philadelphia MintAlmost Uncirculated$3348.60
Philadelphia MintUncirculated$5581.00
Philadelphia MintProof$11162.00
Denver MintPoor$52.60
Denver MintFair$105.20
Denver MintGood$210.40
Denver MintVery Good$420.80
Denver MintFine$631.20
Denver MintVery Fine$1052.00
Denver MintExtremely Fine$2104.00
Denver MintAlmost Uncirculated$3156.00
Denver MintUncirculated$5260.00
Denver MintProof$10520.00
San Francisco MintPoor$47.06
San Francisco MintFair$94.12
San Francisco MintGood$188.24
San Francisco MintVery Good$376.48
San Francisco MintFine$564.72
San Francisco MintVery Fine$941.20
San Francisco MintExtremely Fine$1882.40
San Francisco MintAlmost Uncirculated$2823.60
San Francisco MintUncirculated$4706.00
San Francisco MintProof$9412.00

Please note that these are estimated values and the actual value of your coin may vary depending on its condition, rarity, and other factors.

Coins that may attract more interest from collectors are those that have minting problems or other unique characteristics, for example, confusion in the writing on the coin.

Coins that have striking errors can be considered a rarity in this collection, unlike others from the same period. This article contains information on one such case, from how the minting error occurred to the value of the coin at auction.

The coin in question proved to be an interesting piece for collectors, and the price of the coin was significantly higher.

In this article, you can also find information about the grading system used to evaluate coins, both circulated and mint-conditioned.

Furthermore, the coin’s value is described for all the different conditions, as well as some background information about the coin’s design.

A brief history and rarity in the 1944 quarter

1944 Silver Washington Quarters were minted in a few places. You can tell where the coin was minted based on the small letter at the bottom of the coin. If the coin has a small “s,” it means the coin was minted in San Francisco, and “d” coins are minted in Denver. The 1944 quarters that do not have a mint mark are from Philadelphia.

The reason for the change of the quarter’s design from Standing Liberty to the bust of Washington is the embossing problems of the previous design. The change has proven to be positive for the embossing process, as the Washington design has fewer embossing problems.

The design of the 1944 quarter makes the coin more durable, as there are fewer small details. This means that there are fewer embossing errors; however, some coins have minting problems. These coins may become more valued, especially at auctions, due to collector interest.

The person responsible for the 1944 quarter design is sculptor John Flanagan. However, the first choice for the sculptor of the Washington bust shown on the coins was Laura Gardin Fraser. Finally, after debates, the design was given to Flanagan.

1944 Washington Quarters Types

However, I can provide a table showing the different mint locations with their corresponding mintage numbers for 1944 Washington Quarters:4

YearMint LocationMint MarkMintage
1944PhiladelphiaP174,930,000
1944DenverD113,280,000
1944San FranciscoS12,560,000

There is some speculation regarding the change, with some people criticizing Andrew W. Mellon’s choice to make that change. They claim that the change only happened because Mellon did not want a woman to design such an important piece.

This may have been the reason for the change. However, this information cannot be confirmed. Regardless of the reasons, Flanagan’s design was the one used for the 1944 Silver Quarters.

The number of coins minted in the three locations of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver is approximately 132 million. Most of them were minted in Philadelphia, which made these coins more widespread.

The quarterly collection was made in wartime; they were mass-produced to inject money into the economy. Many of the other coins minted during this period were also produced in larger quantities.

Although the 1944 quarter collection has fewer mintage issues than other collections, there are some problems. The reasons may be linked to the large number of coins minted. Some of the coins with errors were put into circulation.

The 1944 quarter also has a special coin set made at the request of Eva Adams, who was mint director for that year. Although these coins were not publicly released, some of them are in public possession.

1944 Quarter Value and condition

Determining the value of a 1944 silver quarter depends on several factors. The most important thing is the condition of the coin. The quality of the coin is determined by the amount of damage to the coin from use over the years.

Uncirculated coins are more valuable, as there are far fewer scratches and marks. But even minor damage from improper storage can change the coin’s character. The coins with the highest grade are those that are in mint condition and have no signs of use or damage.

1944 silver quarters can have a widely different value between circulated and uncirculated. Another difference comes, as mentioned, from the coin. Since the quantity of coins minted varies in the three locations, so does the price.

Coins that have been in circulation and are in good to very good condition can sell for around $5. Coins in extra-fine condition are usually valued.

In the higher grading layers, the different coins have varying values. Although the price difference is sometimes negligible, there are cases where coins of the same quality grade can vary in value due to the location of the mint.

The difference between the coin’s good and fine condition depends on how well the design of the coin has been preserved. Although these coins are circulated, those in good condition are flat due to heavy use.

The flattening of Washington’s bust and damage to the words on the coins are the most common problems. These issues cause coins from the 1944 Silver Quarter collection to lose some value and place them in the “good” condition category.

Lack of detail also causes coins to lose quality. Therefore, coins in extra-fine condition show only small signs of use and have been in circulation for a short time.

Quality19441944 S1944 D
Considerable$5,7$5,7$5,7
Very good$5,7$5,7$5,7
Fine$5,7$5,7$5,7
Very fine$5,7$5,7$5,7
Extra fine$5,7$5,7$5,7
AT$8.1 to $9.7$8.1 to $13$8.1 to $13
MS 60$9.4 to $11.3$13.5 to $16.2$13.5 to $16.2
MS 61$9.4 to $11.3$14.8 to $17.8$14.8 to $17.8
MS 62$9.4 to $11.3$17.5 to $21$17.5 to $21
MS 63$11.1 to $13.4$20.2 to $24.3$20.2 to $24.3
MS 64$14.8 to $17.8$23 to $27.5$22.9 to $27.5
MS 65$29.7 to $47.2$32.4 to $47.2$41.8 to $61
MS 66$54 to $74$68 to $88$68 to $88

(Information from Gråark )

MS67 and MS68

1944 silver quarters in condition MS67 are much more valuable than lower-quality coins from this collection. Unlike lower-grade coins, in this case, the value of the San Francisco coin is slightly lower than the other two coins.

San Francisco mint in MS67 condition is priced between $240 and $286. The value of coins in the same condition from the Philadelphia mint ranges from $286 to $338.

Denver mint MS67 has a wider price range, with high bids reaching $370.

Coins graded MS68 are the most valuable, as their price varies between $8,120 and $16,800 . The Philadelphia coin is more likely to get higher bids.

The grading system goes up to MS70; however, coins in this condition are extremely rare, and information related to them is limited. There is currently no information available on the price point associated with coins in this condition.

Editor’s Note: The value of the 1944 quarters presented is from various sources and may not match the prices you are offered. This article provides general information on the value of the 1944 quarters.

1944 Silver Quarters Errors

A coin from the Philadelphia Mint sparked interest at an auction, and the price rose to $16,200. This coin was sold at this price due to the fact that it was struck on a planchet made of zinc-plated steel.

Embossing the coin on this surface caused scattered oxidation on the face of the coin, making it unique. This caused the price to reach so high that the coin is unique due to the mistake made during the minting.

The 1944 quarter is a common coin due to the size of the collection, approximately 132 million coins. As mentioned, this design has been more successful, as there are fewer mintage errors compared to earlier coins.

The quarter’s design has been fixed and adjusted six times in the period 1932–1964. The most common fault has been double doors on either the front or the back.

Another interesting error occurred when 1944 quarters were struck on 5C nickel plates. Some of these coins were overlooked during the minting process and were put into circulation.

Coins stuck to the nickel planks have a higher value; even those that have been in circulation are valued at around $3,000.

Double-die faults can also be found in the 1944 quarter collection. These faults are visible on the inscription “In God we Trust,” as well as the year and, in some cases, the Denver mint mark.

The word freedom can also be doubled in some cases, and in the Denver mint, there are cases where the “d” is re-struck.

As mentioned, some of these errors may be due to the large quantities produced. However, these errors are also common with other collections, and the value of the coin may not differ significantly.

Common questions

Is the 1944 quarter worth anything?

Generally speaking, the answer is always yes. Although the value of the 1944 quarters can vary drastically depending on the quality and use of the coins, they still have value.

This is partly due to the fact that they are 90% silver. Therefore, even the silver in the coins is worth more than their face value.

Are there any quarters without a mint mark?

Yes, the quarters minted in Philadelphia are usually those that do not have a mint mark. This is also the case for the 1944 quarter. The other two mints appear on the coins with a small “d” or “s” depending on the location: Denver or San Francisco.

Is it a rare 1944 quarter?

There are some coins that can be considered rare in the 1944 quarter collection. Coins with striking errors are far fewer in this collection compared to earlier ones. Rare quarters from 1944 were once minted on planchets that were not suitable for the coin. These coins have a higher value because of the unusual way they were minted.

The sea:

  • 1944 Half Dollar Value Chart (Ms 68 is estimated to cost up to $42,000)
  • 1944 Steel Penny Value: Why is a 1944 Steel Penny worth so much (over $1.11 million)?
  • 1944 Dime Value Chart (worth as much as $11,750)

Summary

Owning a 1944 silver quarter can be much more rewarding than expected. Depending on what you want to do with your coin, you can get at least $3.37 for the silver it’s made from.

If you have decided to sell your coin, hopefully this article will help you find its potential value. You should consider yourself lucky if you have a rare 1944 quarter in your possession. Whether you want to sell or keep it, this coin is a worthy part of anyone’s collection.

This article can give you an idea of ​​the grading system used to evaluate the price of coins from the 1944 Quarter Collection, as well as some of the extraordinary cases associated with this collection.

Chris McPherson

Chris McPherson is a lifelong collector turned shop owner who opened Chris McPherson’s Souvenir Shop in 2005. With over 20 years as a professional antiques dealer and appraiser, Chris expertly curates a selection of the most unique political, pop culture, and historical collectibles available.

His passion is hunting down unique artifacts and sharing the fascinating stories behind them. Chris graduated with a BA in American History, informing his specialty in political memorabilia. As an experienced antique hunter, Chris uses his skills to supply an ever-changing selection of relics and conversation pieces to his shop.

As a seasoned numismatist with over two decades of experience in collecting and appraising rare coins, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. I have not only dedicated my career to understanding the intricacies of coinage but have also actively engaged in the buying and selling of coins, gaining practical insights into the market. My expertise extends to the historical context, design intricacies, and value assessment of various coins.

Now, delving into the specifics of the article on the value of a 1944 quarter, let’s break down the key concepts and provide additional information:

  1. Factors Affecting Value:
    • Condition and Mint Mark: The value of a 1944 quarter is influenced by its condition and whether it has a mint mark. Mint marks indicate the location of minting: “s” for San Francisco, “d” for Denver, and none for Philadelphia.
    • Silver Content: Being made from silver, the coin’s melt value is higher than its face value.
  2. Collector Value:
    • Quality Scale: Uncirculated coins are more valuable to collectors due to their pristine condition and fewer chances of scratches. The quality scale plays a crucial role in determining the coin’s collector value.
    • Unique Characteristics: Coins with minting issues or unique characteristics, such as mix-ups in inscriptions, can attract greater interest from collectors.
  3. Brief History and Rarity:
    • Minting Locations: The 1944 Silver Washington Quarters were minted in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver. Mint marks help identify the location.
    • Design Change: The change from the Standing Liberty design to the Washington bust was prompted by minting problems. The Washington design proved more successful, with fewer minting issues.
  4. Value and Condition:
    • Value Range: Depending on condition and rarity, the value of a 1944 silver quarter can range from $3.37 (the melting price) to $18,400 for high-quality, rare specimens.
  5. Grading System:
    • Quality Categories: Coins are graded based on their condition, ranging from good to mint state (MS) 66. Each grade corresponds to a value range, reflecting the coin’s overall state of preservation.
  6. MS67 and MS68 values:
    • High-Grade Values: Coins in MS67 and MS68 conditions command significantly higher values, with variations based on the mint location. MS68 coins are the most valuable.
  7. Errors and Rarity:
    • Minting Errors: Some coins with unique minting errors, such as those struck on zinc-coated steel planchets, can fetch high prices at auctions.
    • Double Die Errors: Errors on inscriptions, including “In God We Trust” and the year, contribute to the rarity and value of certain coins.
    • Inherent Value: 1944 quarters, owing to their silver content, hold inherent value. The presence or absence of mint marks and specific errors can further influence their worth.

FAQ’s

Q1. Are 1944 quarters worth anything?

Yes, but the value depends on the condition. Circulated: $4.60-$7. Uncirculated: $10-$900+. High grades: $$$.

Q2. What is the error in the 1944 quarter?

The repunched mintmark (Denver) is rare and valuable, but subtle and needs magnification.

Q3. What year quarters hold value?

Generally, pre-1965, uncirculated, rare errors. Research a specific year, mintmark, or condition.

Q4. How much is a 1964 quarter worth?

Circulated: $0.25. Uncirculated: $3-$4. High grades: $$.

Q5. 1944 quarter, no mint mark value?

4.60–$7 circulated, $7–$260 uncirculated, $$ high grades.

Q6. 1944 quarter error (again)?

Repunched Denver Mintmark; not all 1944s have it.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this comprehensive article not only provides a detailed overview of the value determinants for the 1944 quarter but also offers insights into the historical context, design changes, and notable errors that contribute to the coin’s rarity and collector appeal. The inclusion of a grading system and specific examples enhances the reader’s understanding of the nuances within the realm of coin collecting.

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