About 85 million Washington quarters were minted in 1958, which is a year that saw continued increases in coinage production across all denominations from a decade earlier. While there were hundreds of millions of coins pouring out of the United States Mint on a yearly basis, collectors still sought rolls of coins for investments, as speculation abounded on what the future would bring in the way of fortunes. With increasing silver prices and collector interest, many of these roll hoards did pan out in building a tidy little fortune for those who managed to hang onto their rolls and then sell them at financially opportune times. No matter what, we have to thank those collectors today for providing modern-day numismatists with bountiful quantities of uncirculated 1950s coinage in choice condition.
Here’s a breakdown of mintages and values for 1958 Washington quarters:
1958, 6,360,000 minted; $7
1958 proof, 875,652; $11
1958-D, 78,124,900; $7
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine-40, unless otherwise noted.
With little challenge in collecting 1958 quarters thanks to their plentiful quantities to this day, most series aficionados will spend a few extra dollars more than the above-listed Extremely Fine-40 prices and buy the business strikes in Choice Uncirculated grades. Other collectors will do that along with spending only a few extra dollars more and throw the 1958 proof into their coin collections.