What is the value of a copper quarter if the year is in the forties?
Would have to know WHY it is copper. In the 1940's there was no copper core in the quarter, so it can't be a lamination error. If it was struck on a cent planchet, it would be obviously undersized and worth up to $150. If struck on a planchet intended for some foreign coin, it could be worth several hundred dollars but it would be very difficult to locate an interested collector. If it just has a copper color because a high school physics class was experimenting with electroplating (my class only used dimes and pennies) or has had a reaction to contact with some chemical it is still worth about $.75 to melt for the silver content.
Imagine you have 2 different types of bonds: Compound: Let's say bond value is £100 and you get 4% quarterly interest on this investment. Your bond value after one quarter will be: Bond Value=£100 Interest Earned: 4%=£4 Total Value=£104 After 2nd quarter, the bond value would be: Opening Value from quarter 1=£104 Interest Earned: 4%=£4.16 Total Value=££108.16 After 3rd quarter, the bond value would be: Opening Value from quarter 1=£108.16 Interest Earned: 4%=£4.33 Total Value=££112.49…
1953 is not considered to be a rare year for quarters. The coin is made of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. Its melt value in lower grades is approximately 0.18 times the current price of 1 ounce of silver. In circulated condition they are worth 5 to 8 dollars. The value goes up if they're uncirculated.
The contents of a quarter have changed over the years. The Red Book says the outer layers are 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to a pure copper inner core. The weight is 5.67 grams. This has not changed since 1965. Note that the mint does make special silver quarters each year that are not put into circulation. These are a combination of silver and copper.
A basket of goods and services that cost £7,200,000.00 in quarter 3 of 1867 would have cost $728,524,590.16 in quarter 3 of 2010 Total percentage change4,959.2%Number of years difference143.00Compound average annual rate2.8%Decline in purchasing power98.0%Index value for 1867 quarter 3 is22.0Index value for 2010 quarter 3 is1111.0
The U.S. Bicentennial was in 1976 (remember when the Declaration of Independence was?) You have an ordinary silver quarter from an ordinary year. It's worth about $3 for its silver content. Bicentennial coins found in circulation are dual-dated (1776-1976) and are made of copper-nickel, not silver, so they're only worth face value.
It's not from 1817 and it's not from Mississippi. If you look more closely at your quarter (you did wonder how a nearly 200 year old quarter could look so shiny, right?) you'll see it has 2 dates. It's a modern state quarter. 1817 is the date Mississippi was admitted to the union. The other date is the year it was minted.
It's not from 1890 and it's not from Wyoming. If you look more closely at your quarter (you did wonder how a 120 year old quarter could look so shiny, right?) you'll see it has 2 dates. It's a modern state quarter. 1890 is the date Wyoming was admitted to the union. The other date is the year it was minted.
The first US quarters were dated 1796. If you look more closely at your quarter (you did wonder how a 220+ year old quarter could look so shiny, right?) you'll see it has 2 dates. It's a modern state quarter. 1790 is the date its state was admitted to the union. The other date is the year it was minted.
Why is there an A to the left of George Washington extending from about the base of George's nose to his chin on a 1957 quarter?
To clear things up, the US never made pure silver quarters. Circulating quarters were made of 90% silver and 10% copper from 1796, the first year of issue, until 1964. In addition, modern quarters don't have any silver in them at all. They're made of a pure copper core clad with outer layers of copper-nickel alloy.