1967 Quarter

by Chad Eicher

1967 Quarter

Have you found 1967 quarter?

Wondering what is its value?

In this article, we will talk about the history of the coin, how many were minted, and if they are worth anything.

1967 Washington Quarter
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Read on to find out how to see the difference between a quarter worth 25 cents versus a rare and valuable coin.

How Many Quarters Were Minted in 1967

The mintage of quarters in 1967 totaled 1,524,031,000 coins.

Yes, that is not a typo. The total number is more than 1.5 billion.

1967 Quarter Design

1967 Washington Quarter Obverse

1967 Washington quarters are made out of an alloy of two metals, nickel and copper.

Outer layers75% Copper, 25% Nickel.

Center100% Copper.

Although this helps make the coins last longer, these very hard metals make it difficult to get a good impression during the striking process.

The coin is 24.3 millimeters in diameter and weighs 88 grains (5.7 grams). The edge of the coin is reeded.

It is designed by John Flanagan.

1967 Washington Quarter Reverse

The 1967 quarters were made with no mintmark. It is important to know that 1967 quarters with no mintmark are not rare coins.

This coin has a head of George Washington on the front. It also has the word “LIBERTY” written above his head, while 1967 is written below. At the bottom left, it says “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

The back of the coin has an eagle on it with wings spread out and its body surrounded by olive branches. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and the phrase “E PLURIBUS UNUM” which means “Out of many, one” is written above the eagle, “QUARTER DOLLAR” is placed below.

How Much is a 1967 Quarter Worth

1967 quarter is worth at an average of from 25 cents to $28. The price depends on the condition.

Below you can find grading instructions that will help to determine the value of the 1967 quarter.

Guide to coin values for beginners

1967 Quarter Grading

Over the years, numismatists and coin grading services have agreed upon clear definitions, descriptions, and Sheldon’s numeric values that help all coin collectors describe their coins accurately (to a certain extent). This guide will help you understand those terms and descriptions so you can accurately grade your Washington quarters.


Extra Fine-40 (EF40, XF40 EF-40 or XF-40)

Summary: Has only the slightest wear on the very highest points of the coin. All details are sharp and all design elements are well defined. Some traces of mint luster may still exist.

Obverse: Wear is evident on the highest points of the coin, especially on Washington’s cheek and the hair near his ear.

Reverse: Wear is evident on the high points of the eagle’s breast, legs, and claws. All details are clearly defined and separated. Some mint luster must be present.

Uncirculated-55 (AU55 or AU-55)

Summary: Very minor traces of wear or abrasions are visible on only the highest points on the coin. Mint luster is almost complete and the surfaces of the coin are well preserved.

Obverse: Small traces of wear will show on Washington’s cheek and on the curls of hair in front of his ear. A majority of the mint luster must still be evident in the field of the coin in front of Washington’s face and behind his head.

Reverse: Slight traces of wear are evident on the eagle’s breast feathers, legs, and claws. Mint luster should be evident in the field near the eagle’s head and next to his wings.

Mint State-63 (MS63 or MS-63)

Summary: No traces of wear from circulation exist. Mint luster is complete but shows minor impairments. Many contact marks, bag marks, and hairline scratches exist on the coin’s field and major design elements and are visible without magnification. Overall, the coin has an attractive eye appeal.

Obverse: No traces of wear are evident anywhere on the coin. However, there are many distracting contact marks on Washington’s face, neck, and in the fields in front and behind him.

Reverse: There are many scattered contact marks. Some of these will be on the eagle’s breast and leg, but most of them will be on the wings.

Mint State-65 (MS65 or MS-65)

Summary: A high quality of mint luster completely covers the surfaces of the coin and is undisturbed. Contact marks and bag marks are few and small. The coin is well struck and a few hairlines may be seen under a magnifying glass. Overall the coin is brilliant and has an above-average eye appeal.

Obverse: Look carefully at Washington’s face, neck, and in the fields in front of his face and behind his head. There should be no more than a few minor contact marks but definitely no major distracting marks.

Reverse: Only one or two minor contact marks should exist on the eagle’s breast legs and head. All other marks should be minor and not distracting.

Mint State-67 (MS67 or MS-67)

Summary: The original mint luster is complete and almost perfect. There are only three or four very small and unnoticeable contact marks. Overall, the coin has an extraordinary eye appeal that is hardly ever seen. A few minor hairlines can be found only with magnification.

Obverse: No traces of wear are evident anywhere on the coin. There are no distracting marks and the mint luster is above average. Washington’s face and neck should be pristine.

Reverse: All details of the coin are present even on the highest points of the coin (the Eagles breast and legs) and the eye appeal is superb.

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Conclusion

Being able to precisely grade 1967 Washington quarters will take many years of experience to achieve and this guide will get you started. Coin Grading is not an exact science where a formula can be applied and everyone arrives at the same conclusion every time.

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