As World War II continued into its fourth year, the conflict abroad continued creating jobs – and a better economy – on the homeftont. A continually booming economic picture painted a need for more coinage, which the United States Mint provided with robust production of 1944 Washington quarters. More than 130 million Washington quarters were made that year across the three United States Mint locations in operation at the time (Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco).
Here’s a glance at the mintage figures for 1944 Washington quarters:
1944, 104,956,000 minted; $7
1944-D, 14,600,800; $9
1944-S, 12,560,000; $9
*Values are for coins in the grade of Extremely Fine.
Across the board, 1944 Washington quarters are extremely common, even in uncirculated grades. $20 will buy any of the three issues that year in a grade of Mint State-63. Without any proof coins made during 1944, that makes collecting quarters from that year very affordable for just about anybody interested in assembling a complete collection of the Washington quarter series.
When it comes to buying uncirculated Washington quarters from the era, be sure to look for those with crisp, even strike and great overall color. Higher-grade coins from the 1940s are common, so you should have plenty from which to choose.