Features a bust of George Washington facing left in profile. Design by John Flanagan from a facsimile of a bust sculpted in 1786 by Jean-Antoine Houdon. Also features the words "Liberty" across the top and "In God We Trust" to the left of Washington's head, with the year of mintage across the bottom.
From 1932 to 1964, Washington Quarter junk silver coins served as legal tender in the United States. They are a much more valuable cousin of today's standard Quarters. Since 1965, investors have placed high value in these coins valued strictly for their silver content and not for any collectible value.
- Mint: US Mint
- Type: Bullion (Investment)
- Mintage: Annually between 1932 and 1964 (except 1933)
- Silver Content: 5.67 grams, containing 90% silver, 10% copper
- Diameter: 24.26 mm in diameter (0.955 in.)
- Thickness: 1.75 mm in thickness (0.069 in.)
- Gross Weight: 0.182 troy ounces (5.670 grams)
- Face Value: $0.25
- Coin Highlights:
- Classic design by John Flanagan of George Washington
- Originally a circulation coin but also functions as silver bullion investment
- Carries a legal tender value
- Minted in Philadelphia , San Francisco, and Denver US Mint facilities
- Each coin consists of 0.164 troy ounces of 0.999 Fine Silver
Junk silver quarters and other silver bullion coins represent one of the easiest ways to invest in precious metals. Anyone can buy these 90% junk silver coins for starting a precious metal portfolio. They're also great tools for barter in any emergencies and useful for everyday items like food. The term "junk" simply refers to the value of the coins as collectibles, not the actual condition of the coins. "Junk" doesn't mean "scrap" silver.