1995 Quarter Value Guide (Incld. Rare Varieties)

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What Is the 1995 Washington Quarter Made Of?

The 1995 Washington quarter is made of a pure copper core while it is covered by nickel. Overall, the 1995 quarter coins are made with 75% copper and 25% nickel.

Aside from the standard struck 1995 Washington quarter, which was made of base metal, there’s also a variety that is made of 90% silver and 10% nickel. However, the silver version isn’t made for circulation, but for collectors.

The 1995 quarter coin is a common coin. With billions of these made in 1995, you can easily obtain them. It is among the most widely circulated coins in the United States.

The quarter coin was first struck in 1932 with the face of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. 1932 was also the bicentennial year of the birth of Washington. The designer of the original version was the sculptor John Flanagan.

What Is the 1995 Washington Quarter Made Of
photo source: Coin HelpU

Here are some of the specifications of the 1995 Washington quarter:

  • Value: 25 cents
  • Diameter: 24.3 mm
  • Mass: 5.67 g
  • Edge: reeded

When it comes to design, the obverse features the image of George Washington that is facing the left side. The inscriptions include the following:

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1995
  • Mint mark (if present)

On the reverse side, there’s the eagle along with a bundle of arrows and olive branches. The inscriptions include the following:

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • QUARTER DOLLAR

1995 Washington Quarter Varieties

The 1995 Washington quarter comes in different varieties. These varieties widely differ based on where they are struck and their mint marks. The US Mint produced the 1995-D, 1995-P, 1995-S proof, and 1995-S silver proof Washington quarter coins.

In addition to the standard Washington quarter varieties, there are also those that come with errors. This gave rise to other types of quarter coins.

Here are some of the most common 1995 Washington quarter varieties you should know:

1995 D Washington Quarter

Type: Washington quarter
Year of minting: 1995
Mint Mark: D
Place of minting: Denver
Quantity produced: 1,103,216,000
Face Value: $0.25 (twenty-five cent)
Price: 25 cents to $14.25 (or more)
Mass: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Thickness: 1.75 millimeters
1995 D Washington Quarter
photo source: PCGS

The 1995 D Washington quarter was struck in the Denver Mint. It is the most abundant variety of the 1995 Washington quarter coins with more than 1.1 billion of them.

If you’re trying to sell or buy this coin, the price can start at $0.25 and reach up to $14.25. The price can be higher depending on the condition of the coin.


1995 P Washington Quarter

Type: Washington quarter
Year of minting: 1995
Mint Mark: P or no mint mark
Place of minting: Philadelphia
Quantity produced: 1,004,336,000
Face Value: $0.25 (twenty-five cent)
Price: 25 cents to $15.00 (or more)
Mass: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Thickness: 1.75 millimeters
1995 P Washington Quarter
photo source: PCGS

The 1995-P quarter coin was made in the Philadelphia Mint. At the end of 1995, there were 1,004,336,000 P Washington quarter coins produced. You can sell this coin for $0.25 to $15.


1995 S Washington Quarters

Type: Washington quarter
Year of minting: 1995
Mint Mark: S
Place of minting: San Francisco
Quantity produced: 2,010,384
Face Value: $0.25 (twenty-five cent)
Price: 25 cents to $11.50 (or more)
Mass: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Thickness: 1.75 millimeters
1995 S Washington Quarters
photo source: PCGS

One thing you may notice is that there are only a little more than 2 million 1995-S Washington quarters produced by the San Francisco Mint. Well, the reason is that the San Francisco Mint produces proof coins, which are more difficult and time-consuming to manufacture. The price of this coin starts at 25 cents up to $11.50.


1995 S Washington Quarters (Silver Proof)

Type: Washington quarter
Year of minting: 1995
Mint Mark: S
Place of minting: San Francisco
Quantity produced: 838,953
Face Value: $0.25 (twenty-five cent)
Price: 25 cents to $11 (or more)
Mass: 5.67 grams
Edge: Reeded
Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Thickness: 1.75 millimeters
1995 S Washington Quarters (Silver Proof)
photo source: PCGS

Among the official varieties of the 1995 quarter, the silver proof version has the lowest mintage. With only 838,953 coins like this, the 1995-S silver proof Washington quarter is the most difficult coin variety to find.

Since these are silver coins, you can be assured that it has a higher intrinsic value than other varieties. Aside from that, the silver proof quarter coin looks more amazing as well compared to other varieties.


List Of 1995 Washington Quarter Errors

With billions of 1995 Washington quarter coins produced, it is not surprising to see that some of these coins would inevitably receive an error. While it may sound like a bad thing, error coins are actually a great part of collecting coins for people. Error coins give rise to unique and rare coins.

There are different reasons that a coin may be made with errors. The error may happen before, during, and even after minting. One of the most common reasons for error coins to happen is the wear and tear of the minting equipment.

As you can imagine, there are thousands of coins struck each day. So, it is inevitable that equipment gets worn out. As a result, the coin might not always be properly struck.

For example, the die can break. When a broken die strikes a planchet, the crack could also reflect on the coin.

Here’s an image of a 1995 quarter coin with a die break error:

List Of 1995 Washington Quarter Errors
photo source: Marked Money

As you can see, there’s a line found on the reverse side of the coin. This line is actually a crack on the die.

Another example would be the misalignment of the planchet or the die. Thus, you get a broad strike or off-center strike.

Here’s an example of an off-center strike:

off-center strike
photo source: eBay

You can see here that the coin looks like it has a quarter moon with the die not hitting the coin at the center.

Sometimes, the error can happen when the planchet is being cut into a circle. When this happens, the planchet might have an imperfect shape and it will affect the look of the coin.

Here’s an example of a clipped planchet error:

clipped planchet error
photo source: eBay

There are more types of coin errors. For now, these are just the examples you might need to know.

How Much Is 1995 Washington Quarter Worth Today?

The face value of the 1995 Washington quarter is $0.25. The standard struck quarter has a melt value of $0.05. However, the silver 1995 Washington quarter has a higher melt value of $3.8068.

While that doesn’t seem to be much, there are still 1995 Washington quarter coins that are more valuable. Here’s a values chart for you to compare prices as well as get familiar with the value of the Washington quarter coins.

Coin Condition Grade Mintage Value
1995 D Washington Quarter Circulated/mint Not graded 1,103,216,000 25 cents to  $14.25
1995 D Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-65 1,103,216,000 $144
1995 D Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-66 1,103,216,000 $6 to $40
1995 D Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-67 1,103,216,000 $50 to $1,293
1995 P Washington Quarter Circulated/mint Not graded 1,004,336,000 25 cents to $15.00

 

1995 P Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-66 1,004,336,000 $36 to $720
1995 P Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-67 1,004,336,000 $36 to $160
1995 P Washington Quarter Uncirculated/mint MS-68 1,004,336,000 $306 to $3,600
1995 S Washington Quarter Circulated/proof Not graded 2,010,384 25 cents to $11.50
1995 S Washington Quarter Uncirculated/proof PR-68 2,010,384 $7
1995 S Washington Quarter Uncirculated/proof PR-69 2,010,384 $8 to $18
1995 S Washington Quarter Uncirculated/proof PR-70 2,010,384 $9 to $66
199 S Washington Quarter (Silver proof) Uncirculated/Proof Not graded 838,953

 

25 cents to $11
199 S Washington Quarter (Silver proof) Uncirculated/Proof PR-68 838,953 $19
199 S Washington Quarter (Silver proof) Uncirculated/Proof PR-69 838,953 $7 to $34
199 S Washington Quarter (Silver proof) Uncirculated/Proof PR-70 838,953 $45 to $115

How Does The Grading System Work?

The Sheldon Scale is used by numismatists to provide a numerical value to coins. The Sheldon Scale goes from poor (P-1) to perfect mint state (P-1) (MS-70). Coins were originally evaluated using words to reflect their condition (Good, Fair, Excellent, Etc.). Unfortunately, coin collectors and dealers had different ideas about what each of these terms represent.

Professional numismatists joined together in the 1970s and established CoinGrading standards. These numismatists now assign grades at key places on the seventy-point scale, using the most regularly utilized numeric points in conjunction with the original adjective grade. The following are the most common coin grades:

      • (P-1) Poor – Indistinguishable and probably damaged; if used, must have a date and mintmark; otherwise, rather battered.
      • (FR-2) Fair – Nearly smooth, but without the damage that a coin graded Poor often possesses. The coin must have enough detail to be identified.
      • (G-4) Fair – Inscriptions have merged into the rims in some areas, and important elements have been mostly erased.
      • (VG-8) Very Good- A little weathered, but all of the primary design elements are visible, albeit faintly. There is little if any, central detail left.
      • (F-12) Good – The item is very worn, yet the wear is even, and the overall design details stand out clearly. Rims are almost completely isolated from the field.
      • (VF-20) Very Fine – Moderately weathered, with some finer features still visible. The motto or all letters of LIBERTY are readable. Both sides of the coin have entire rims that are separated from the field.
      • (EF-40) Extremely Fine – Gently used; all gadgets are visible, and the most important ones are bold. The finer details are bold and clear, however, light wear may be seen.
      • (AU-50) Uncirculated – Slight evidence of wear on the coin’s design’s high points; may have contact marks; eye appeal should be adequate.
      • (AU-58) Uncirculated Choice – Slight traces of wear, no severe contact marks, almost full mint shine, and great eye appeal.
      • (MS-60) Mint State Basal – Strictly uncirculated; no indication of wear on the coin’s highest points, but an unsightly coin with reduced luster, visible contact marks, hairlines, and other flaws.
      • (MS-63) Mint State Acceptable – Uncirculated, but with contact scratches and nicks, little reduced shine, but otherwise appealing appearance. The strike is weak to average.
      • (MS-65) Mint State Choice – Uncirculated with great mint shine, very little contact blemishes, and exceptional eye appeal. The strike is unusually severe.
      • (MS-68) Mint State Premium Quality – Uncirculated with superb luster, no obvious contact marks to the naked eye, and exceptional eye appeal. The strike is quick and appealing.
      • (MS-69) Almost Perfect Mint State – Uncirculated with perfect brilliance, a sharp and appealing strike, and extremely good eye appeal. A near-perfect coin with minor imperfections in the planchet, strike, and contact markings (seen only under 8x magnification).
      • (MS-70) Mint State Perfect – Under 8x magnification, there are no tiny imperfections discernible; the strike is crisp, and the coin is perfectly centered on a beautiful planchet. Rarely seen on a coin, this coin is bright and whole, with original luster and exceptional eye appeal.

Where To Buy Or Sell 1995 Washington Quarter?

The quickest way to buy or sell 1995 Washington quarter coins would be online. With just a few pushes of a button, you can find the quarter coins that you like.

There are websites that specialize in coin buying and selling. Some examples of these websites include Grey Sheet, USA Coin Book, Golden Eagle Coin, and others. You can also visit the website of coin grading service providers such as PCGS and NGC. They can give you a list of places where you can find your needed coin.

You can also go to online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplaces.

Aside from the Internet, you can go to coin and antique shops. There are also auction houses where you can sell your coins or buy them.

FAQs

Is there anything special about the 1995 quarter?

Yes, there’s something special about the 1995 quarter. If you have a 1995 quarter that has at least a grade of MS-65, then that coin is special since only a few coins get this grade.

How many 1995 D Washington Quarter were produced?

There are 1,103,216,000 1995-D Washington quarters produced by the Denver Mint.

What is the most valuable 1995 quarter with error?

The most valuable 1995 quarter with error is the one that is rare and in good condition at the same time. While there’s no official coin with the highest price, you can find some of them from auction houses.

What is a rare year for a quarter?

Quarter coins from 1796 to 1899 are quite rare.

 

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