Mintages for 1947 Washington quarters fell lower than output for the series during the previous year. The United States Mint managed to squeak out almost 45 million Washington quarters in 1947, with a little more than half of that figure coming from the Philadelphia mint’s efforts. With no proof coins in sight until 1950 and no major varieties or error coins to report, 1947 was a pretty quiet year for the quarter.
Here’s a breakdown of mintages and values for 1947 Washington quarters:
1947, 22,556,000 minted; $7
1947-D, 15,338,400; $7
1947-S, 5,532,000; $7
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine.
While circulated-grade 1947 quarters are a dime a dozen (well, really more like $90 a dozen – but who’s counting?), really nice uncirculated specimens can be a tad tougher to find. Expect to pay about $20 for any of the three issues graded Mint State-63. In Mint State-65, prices climb to a good $50 each or more.
Still, with inventories for this coin plentiful, you should have little difficulty in procuring specimens that you’ll be proud to display in your collection. Be choosy, take your time, and you can buy some beautiful 1947 Washington quarters that just may bring better fortunes in the years ahead.