1951 Silver Quarter Dollar?

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  1. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser New Member

    1951 US Quarter-Dollar. I got it in change. Is this year rare or special or anything? I cannot seem to find a mint mark, so I think that means Phili?
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  3. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    Heya tbud. You are correct it is a Philly minted quarter. Nothing special about that year and mint mark. Nice coin to get in change though!
  4. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser New Member

    Okay
  5. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser New Member

    Plus, where might I find the mint mark on older quarters like this?? I do know where to find the mint marks on newer quarters but what about the older ones?
  6. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    A 1951 quarter is 90% silver...which makes it more special than a currently minted quarter. Based on today's value, that coin contains $7.52 of silver. Those coins have mint marks located on the reverse just above the "ER" in "quarter." If there is no mark there it is a Philly. The Philly, Denver, and SF minted 1951 quarters are all pretty common but the S is slightly more rare.
  7. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    They are located on the reverse, at 6 oclock.
  8. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Great find in change.
    I haven't run across a silver quarter in circulation for a several years now.
  9. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    Nothing special about it. Only worth scrap.
  10. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Well, I disagree... any silver coin found in change (or even roll searching) is special. If you mean it's not rare or a key date, well, that's true. But it's a keeper, and worth around $7.50 (as CDMD stated about) in melt value ("scrap" is a term applied to steel or other ferrous metals).
  11. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    $7.53 value. Nice find.
  12. Melina

    Melina Nickel Addict

    I'd say that that alone is pretty special.
  13. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    I agree! MELT 'EM DOWN SON!
  14. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    A keeper as in don't spend it yes, but even some silver coins are just like steel in their being scrap or "junk silver".
  15. rev1774

    rev1774 Active Member

    $7.53 value. Nice find. A keeper~~
  16. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Believe what you want.
  17. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    Ok than. Just saying.
  18. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Sounds like it would make a nice Pocket Piece.
  19. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    I think what you are saying is correct...assuming the coin has no numismatic value. That said, as collector's many of us enjoy the hunt for these coins and feel they are worth more to us than their monetary value. It's true that this coin is likely only worth melt and is thus just like any other "scrap" metal...but this hobby isn't just about absolute value. It's also about the joy of collecting which is worth much more. So, I think in one way you are correct but in another you incorrect.
  20. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    Fair enough.
  21. proofartoncircs

    proofartoncircs Junior Member

    1951 ( and 195 2) quarters come in two obverse varieties.

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