Written by Rafa Sánchez
Washington quarters are one of the favorite coins of American quarter collectors. The reason for this is the high number of units produced for circulation since 1932 and the design of the coin.
However, not all 1967 Washington quarters are equally valuable and have the same investment opportunities. To find out which are the most valuable 1967 Washington quarters, we recommend you read this article carefully.
- 1 Why are the quarters from 1967 so highly collected?
- 2 How were the 1967 quarters made?
- 3 Which 1967 quarters are worth money?
- 4 1967 Washington Quarter – MS68 from $8,813 to $4,800
- 5 1967 Washington Quarter 1967
- 6 Most Valued Errors and Variants
- 7 A final thought about the value of 1967 quarters
Why are the quarters from 1967 so highly collected?
In 1932, the production of the 25 cents designed by John Flanagan with 90% silver content began. The motive was to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth.
On the obverse side is the image of the First President of the United States of America looking to the left. Above it appears the word “Liberty“, below it the date of the year of issue and to the left of the bust the phrase “In God We Trust“.
On the back, there is an eagle with its wings spread over the words “United States of America” and in the second line with smaller letters “E Pluribus Unum“. Underneath the value in letters, “Quarter Dollar“, appears.
In 1965, due to the increase in the price of silver, it was decided to change the composition of the Quarter Dollars from silver (90%) to copper (75%).
1965 is a key year in the history of quarters. Click on 1965 US quarters for more information.
How were the 1967 quarters made?
The 1967 Washington Quarter was manufactured in Philadelphia – without a mint mark – with a nickel-coated copper core. Its production was 1,524,031,848 units, with a diameter of 24.3 mm and weight of 5.67 grams.
Which 1967 quarters are worth money?
Are 1967 quarters worth anything?
To be a good investment, the 1967 Washington 25 cents should have no sign of circulation. These signs of circulation can be bumps, scratches, heavy wear, and loss of original shine.
In these cases, the 1967 Washington quarter will be worth no more than its face value, 25 cents.
If you find an uncirculated copy, in perfect condition, then its value goes up exponentially and in this case, you have the choice of having it appraised or sending it to a grading company if you deduce its quality is high and it could be a good investment.
1967 Washington Quarter – MS68 from $8,813 to $4,800
The PCGS grading company has listed only a single quarter coin of Washington 1967 in MS68 quality.
This valuable and scarce copy was auctioned off in January 2020 at $4,800. This amount, which at first sight seems high, is less than the $5,040 paid for the same 1967 Washington quarter MS68 copy in June of last year.
However, the record paid for this quarter in MS68 quality belongs to an auction in January 2017 where it reached $8,813.
In short, in only three years, this single MS68 has seen its value reduced by almost half.
In MS67+ PCGS quality it has 7 copies catalogued. The luck of the price of these copies in different auctions in the last years has been different. In September 2016, the winner paid $5,170, and during 2017 the prices fell to a range of $494 to $517. In 2018, an auction sale of $788 was paid for one of these 7 copies.
1967 Washington Quarter 1967
In addition to the regular coining and circulation of this type of quarter in the US, SMS (Special Mint Sets) type pieces were also coined with a much more careful proof finish. Of these 1967 Washington SMS quarters, 1,800,000 units were minted.
We will distinguish 3 different types of these 1967 Washington quarters, the standard one without any kind of variation, in three qualities:
Another type is the “variant” known as the Double Die Reverse (DDR). And the third type is the “variant” Double Die Obverse (DDO) or Double Coinage of Front. Of these two variants, there is no DCAMEO quality grading.
Thus, we can see in the following table that the highest valuation corresponds to the SP69 SMS Cameo quarter, with a price range of $4,700 to $5,750, followed by the DCameo graduation in SP68 of this same type with a range from $4,230 to $5,500.
1967 SMS quarter value
1967 Quarter sms Ddr & Ddo value
We also think it is important to follow up on other variants or errors of the 1967 Washington quarters in order to make money because even if the currency is not in perfect condition, you can look in detail whether it is some kind of highly sought after error, which we are going to see below.
Most Valued Errors and Variants
In the process of minting the 1967 Washington quarters, certain errors (intentional or not) can occur that are highly sought after and valued by collectors.
This is similar to the cases previously seen with double coinage on the back and on the front.
Below are photos of some of these valuable errors and their current market price to inform you if any of them fall into your hands:
1967 Quarter lining loss
This is a 1967 Washington quarter that has lost all or part of its coating, exposing the copper core. It can occur on the obverse, on the reverse, or as in the case of the most sought after piece, on both sides of the coin and at 100%.
We can find it according to graduations from $23 in AU50 to $149.50 in MS65 quality.
In the type shown in the photo, almost half of the front has lost part of its coating, not clearly differentiating the legend or the hair and neck of George Washington.
In quality AU 55, the copy in the photo graduated by NGC can be found for $200.
In this case, graduated by ANACS in EF 40, the loss of part of the coating occurs on the back, losing definition in the words “QUARTER DOLLAR“.
The copy shown in the photo is currently on sale for $247.50.
1967 Quarter coined in different dies
Similar to the 1965 Washington quarter, the 1967 edition were Washington quarters minted on coin dies (discs of unminted coins, blank) of other values, the differences being very noticeable.
This copy is minted on a 1 cent die and graduated by PCGS in MS 65 RB and its value is around $1,528 currently, although in 2013 it was sold for $2,115. Another similar copy in 2018 was valued at $750. A piece with the same error but graduated to MS 66 RB reached $1,116 in 2015 and one to MS 67 RB from the NGC at $940 in 2017.
Issues minted on coin dies valued at 5 cents MS 65 have reached $323, most recently at $240 in those grades.
We can also find 1967 Washington quarters minted on 10-cent coin dies. Their value, depending on their graduation, can be set at over $300 for graduations over MS 63.
Cut-out 1967 Quarter
Also, currency clipping errors are valuable for collectors. Not only the size and the place of the cut-out are valued, but also the features that remain readable after the partial loss.
In the photo above we see a quarter Washington 1967 graduated by NGC in AU 55 which is missing more than 30% of the coin. Its current value is $1,450.
In this case (NGC MS 60) not only has part of the coin been lost but also the circular ring has not been properly minted and some excess metal has been retained. Its value ranges from $104 to $150.
In the coin shown, the loss makes its weight decrease to 2.61 grams. The cut is evident but we can see the date and almost the entire bust of the President. Its graduation by NGC MS 63 and its value $250.
A final thought about the value of 1967 quarters
As a summary based on price searches, graduations, and errors of the 1967 Washington quarters, we can conclude that the prices of high graduations of both the 1967 circulating copy and the 1967 SMS have depreciated while the prices of medium values have remained more stable.
Regarding errors or variants, they have seen their demand grow in recent years and higher graduations have been sought-after, thus giving priority to their high value.
I have a degree in Business Administration and Management and numismatics studies at the University of Murcia (Spain).