Bicentennial Quarters Worth Money

Coinage and other essential topics were then addressed. The Coinage Act of 1792 made the dollar the national currency. It also established a national mint in Philadelphia, producing America's favorite coinage. The U.S. Mint introduced the quarter or 25-cent coin in 1796.


U.S. Mint facilities produced about 1 billion bicentenary quarters. Interestingly, unique coins were manufactured a year before their 1975 market launch. Since quarter, half dollar, and dollar coins were supposed to appreciate, this prevented hoarding. The national mint prioritized public access to this special money. Collectors got proof and uncirculated sets.

1976 Bicentennial Quarter Mintage

In 1876, U.S. coinage did not change for the Declaration's 100th anniversary. One century after the U.S. Mint issued medals for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, things changed. It was agreed that 1976 was a significant occasion, as the commemorative coin program stopped in 1954. 1971 saw congressional plans for 1776-1976 bicentennial items.

History of Bicentennial Quarter, Half Dollar, and Dollar

Back of the quarter, Jack L. Ahr depicts a colonial revolutionary playing drums. To the soldier's left, 13 stars circle a torch. Initial states. Under the triumph torch is “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” the national motto. US of A above the drummer boy. Lower obverse says “QUARTER DOLLAR”. Under the American Revolution soldier's left arm are the designer's initials, “JLA”.

Bicentennial Coins Design

Some quarter dollars are more valuable than others since each mint strikes so many. Coins cost from their face value to thousands of dollars. Look at some valuable bicentennial quarters. All auction prices are set by PCGS and NGC.

Bicentennial Quarter Value and Prices

All 1976 Philadelphia Mint bicentennial quarters were cupronickel-clad. Additionally, the commemorative coin issue was popular and anticipated. Quantity was prioritized over quality.

Philadelphia Quarter

Preservation bicentenary quarters of 1976 Washington quarters are usually Mint State 65. This grade coins are usually pocket change. Auction prices range from $6 to $10 for these quarters. 

MS65 Regular Strike Washington Quarter 

After introduction, most Philadelphia bicentennial quarters under MS66 and MS67 conditions were withdrawn. Despite being common, MS66 coins cost $15–$40, and MS67 coins cost $35–$70 and up to $127.

MS66 / MS67 Regular Strike Washington Quarter

About 7 million clad-proof dual-date quarters were made. Deep cameo finish pieces sold for $7–$50 in PR69 grade and $77–$93 in PR70 grade in recent auctions.

Clad Proof Bicentennial Quarter 

The San Francisco Mint produced about 4 million proof silver quarters. Their metal blanks are 40% silver, 60% copper. Deep cameo PR69 samples command $15–$40, whereas PR70 uncirculated examples fetch $139–$250.

Silver Proof Bicentennial Quarter 

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1976 Bicentennial Quarter Value Guides (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” and No Mint Mark)