1776-1976 Quarter

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by fippohippo, Oct 5, 2022.

  1. fippohippo

    fippohippo New Member

    So, I've read a little about this quarter and I'm not sure of its value, I've linked some images below, tell me what you think. IMG_1841.jpg IMG_1840.jpg

    I think it looks like it's in good condition,
    Few Scratches but that's it.
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  3. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    In that condition, honestly it's not too bad of a coin. Probably worth... 26 cents?

    It's a very common bicentennial quarter that catches every new collector out, it did me too. It's a commemorative coin from 1976, and this design took place of the normal design for the year of 1976, so it is not rare.
  4. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    By the way, welcome to CT! You will learn so much from everyone here, they are all super knowledgeable, and you'll get to know some people as they help out everyone. Hope you stick with this beautiful hobby. I am honored to be your first "like received"!
  5. fippohippo

    fippohippo New Member

    Thank you very much! I'll probably keep it then.
    thanks for the like ;)
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  6. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    If your profile pic is your cat, I must say they're very cute. You'll find some members here are also obsessed with cats!
  7. fippohippo

    fippohippo New Member

    It's not my cat, I just got it off the internet, but I do love cats!
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  8. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to cointalk, hope you enjoy it here. Never hesitate to ask a question.
  9. fippohippo

    fippohippo New Member

    Thank you!
  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    The quarters, halves and dollars were struck with the 1776-1976 dates in 1975 AND 1976.
    Not rare, especially circulated, but not commonly found now in the wild.
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  11. fippohippo

    fippohippo New Member

    I’ve probably had that for years cause it was in a box of mine.
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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    First…Welcome to Coin Talk! There are several (more) things to tell you about these coins, but secondly, you need to work on your pictures as they are slightly out of focus.

    The obverse of this Bicentennial quarter is showing wear consistent with a grade of around AU50-53, which is normal for its’ age. As @toned_morgan said, these were minted in the beaucoup millions for 2 years, are very common but getting very hard to find from circulation nowadays in decent shape.

    The reverse shows some missing details on the drum. The center 2 vertical drum spindles are one of the highest areas of the reverse, the two spindle caps have been worn off, equating a grade of around maybe AU53-55 or so. There are other high points you can use to help you grade: the top frontmost section of the tricorn hat and the top of the patriots’ left shoulder. It helps to have a MS or proof picture of these to compare from.

    Now, the bad news: The values on these begin to appreciate at Mint State 60, this straight from the NGC US Coin Catalog (online). So your coin may take another 30 years to garner any added value of consequence…imo…Spark
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    X2, very common date. Welcome to CT.
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    You should of searched for a picture of a.. Hippo o_O

    This is the second thread that has asked the value of a Bicentennial Quarter recently. Interesting.
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  15. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    25 cents.

    Unless it is uncirculated [google the term] and in a high grade.
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  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I was keeping these until I had a couple of rolls, and then thought "Why". Cashed them in.
  17. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 I'm just me!

    Your quarter shows a lot of circulation. I just released 6 rolls into the wild last week, some of which were in better condition than yours. Here is one that's worth a few dollars. Sorry about the pictures! It's still in the plastic envelope it came in!

    IMG_1120[1].JPG IMG_1119[1].JPG IMG_1122[1].JPG
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  18. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 I'm just me!

    I still find several of them roll searching!
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I still find these in circulation today. They minted that many. A few months ago I turned in about 8 rolls to the bank of quarters and 3 rolls of halves. I didn’t need the money but I just wanted to clear out some coins that will never be worth more than face value. I did keep the better ones.
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  20. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    You forgot the best part your's is silver.
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  21. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    A few years ago, I won an auction for a delinquent safety deposit box sold by the comptroller.
    It was 4000 bicentennial quarters in mostly UNC or good shape.
    I asked around and was told they are worth face value.
    A few months afterwards I noticed people were paying 2x face on eBay.
    I have no idea why?
    Maybe they are hoping to find some silver ones in the lot.
    I had already returned all 4000 back into the wild.
    Looks like there are still some people who are buying overpriced bicentennial quarters on eBay.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2022
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