As the decade of the 1950s closed out, coin collectors had a few things to get excited about in the hobby of coin collecting, including some exciting price escalations for rolls of low-mintage contemporary coins, like the 1950-D Jefferson nickel. Among Washington quarters, most coin collectors were more focused on the scarce earlier dates, like the 1932-D and 1932-S quarters, than the modern pieces. 1959 witnessed little in the Washington quarter series that excited many coin collectors. More than 85 million quarters rolled off the presses that year, with the proof production again topping 1 million pieces.
Here’s a breakdown of mintage figures and values for 1959 Washington quarters:
1959, 24,384,000 minted; $7
1959 proof, 1,149,291; $11
1959-D, 62,054,232; $7
*Values are for coins in Extremely Fine-40 grade, unless otherwise noted.
With millions of 1959 Washington quarters available, you’ll have little trouble finding one. Challenges only come when seeking super-grade pieces in the upper mint state grades. While relatively few series specialists will seek Washington quarters in that high of a grade, the market does exist and commands prices that are esoteric for most coin collectors. Those seeking choice uncirculated Washington quarters should have little trouble in affording those specimens, as they can be easily bought for under $15 each.