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 Posted 08/07/2013  11:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't know very much at all about Washington quarters, but am I correct in assuming that this is fairly hard to find? Or is it just hard for me to find until now? All opinions are appreciated, thanks.




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 Posted 08/08/2013  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cc99999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
no mint sets were produced in 1982 or 1983. few bags were saved by dealers or collectors. so mint state examples, especially gems- are uncommon and command a healthy premium. Your Extra-Fine example is pretty well preserved considering that this is a 30 year old quarter. cool find- but if you can- try to get yourself some gems - especially in the raw- where they are cheaper.
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 Posted 08/08/2013  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shootnstarz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gezzz, this post made me go look up clad quarters in my RedBook. So now I have to go look through my quart jar of clad change. I didn't realize clad coins had any numismatic value. Thanks for enlightening me.

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 Posted 08/09/2013  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remember that this is a conditional rarity. There were plenty of 1982 and 1983 coins minted, just not plenty of high grade ones available.
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 Posted 08/09/2013  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the help. I have learned something new thanks to you.
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 Posted 08/09/2013  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, they made 618 million of them.

Around 140,000,000 have been lost oe destroyed.

Of the ~475 million that still exist;

100,000,000 are damaged, tarnished, or heavily worn.
350,000,000 are in VG+ to XF- condition in circulation.
20,000,000 are in XF- to AU+ condition and not currently circulating.(most are unattractive)
5,000,000 are held by collectors and in no danger of getting circulated.

Of the 5,000,000 in no danger most are solid and attractive AU- to MS-61.

About 250,000 are solid but unattractive BU (MS-60-62)
About 100,000 are solid and attractive BU (MS-63)
5,000 are MS-64 (very attractive to near Gem)
A hundred are true Gems.
A few are probably choice Gems.

This date is much more common in nice shape than the '83-P or '82-P.

The '82-P might not even exist in true well struck Gem. Clean examples can be found only with great effort and they will almost invariably be struck by dies that are worn AND misaligned. They rarely have enough die pressure to strike true Gems anyway. The services overgrade these dates. I've seen many thousands of BU '82-P quarters since 1982 and a mere handfull were clean. Finding them clean is much easier thabn finding new dies or full strikes.

The '83-D has quite similar problems except dies tend to be better. With this date it's finmding them clean and well struck that is tough. I might be too charitable but I'd grade this coin a solid AU-50 (AU-) but fairly attractive except for the obverse chicken scratching (retained planchet marking). It can be graded lower since it's not especially attractiive for its grade.


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 Posted 08/09/2013  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cc99999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to add to the conversation. I'm the underbidder so far on a 1983-P in MS-66+. Auction ends tomorrow and I expect it to sell for close to $700. I have a sharply struck and strong MS-66. If the 66+ is better, I'd want it, obviously.
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 Posted 08/10/2013  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shootnstarz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found quite a few 81s - 84s in my clad jar last night. Nothing looking high grade though. Actually, some of the nicest were from the 60s.

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 Posted 08/11/2013  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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to add to the conversation. I'm the underbidder so far on a 1983-P in MS-66+. Auction ends tomorrow and I expect it to sell for close to $700. I have a sharply struck and strong MS-66. If the 66+ is better, I'd want it, obviously.


The '83-P is the toughest in nice Gem and higher but isn't quite so tough in in MS-63 and MS-64 as the '82-P. The '83-P has more good strikes and the dies were swapped out a little more often but (like the '83-D) is plagued by marking.

It's also my worst clad and one I'll have to upgrade one of these days. Mine is a beauty but only a nice MS-64.
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 Posted 08/13/2013  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atchisonbj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although 83-D is not as tough as 83-P I would pull that coin out of circulation but it's not something I'd pay a premium for because it is not uncirculated. When you buy ANY 82 or 83 coin from U.S.A. remember that these where the two years that no Mint Sets were made. So this makes those two years key dates in post 1964 area in terms of quality eye appeal on uncirculated coins. Make sure you are buying a good strike with a minimal amount of contact marks (on a Washington quarter especially look for no measurable with a ruler mark on Washington's cheek) and attractive toning which for a clad quarter look for more golden color rather than dull grey. If it were me I'd look for at least an MS-64 and would try to get an MS-65.
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 Posted 08/13/2013  10:36 pm  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found an AU 1986 P Quarter any value on that?
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 Posted 08/14/2013  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJHFL to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I found an AU 1986 P Quarter any value on that?


Roughly $0.40 to $0.80
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