1965 Silver Quarter Washington Quarter Error


Is my 1965 Quarter a Silver Error? The quickest way to know is to look at the reeded edge. On non silver instances of the coin you will see a ring of orange from the copper core. If you see no orange reddish ring on the center of the reeded edge the next logical step would be to weigh the coin. Silver quarters will weigh 6.25 grams or thereabout. While non-silver versions will weight 5.67 grams. If all that checks out you most likely have a very rare 1965 Washington Quarter that is worth thousands of dollars. The next step would be to send it off for verification and certification to PCGS or NGC.

In 1965 just a few Washington Quarters were struck on the leftover silver planchets from 1964. No sure if this was an error or they were just testing the dies and didn't mean to release these into circulation. The Coinage Act of 1965 removed 90% silver coinage from circulating coins in an effort to cut costs. The leftover planchets should of been melted back down for use.

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Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1934 P Light Motto 1934 Light Motto is one of the easier errors to find if you are looking. The Motto on...
Clipped Planchet

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1965 Silver Quarter

Is my 1965 Quarter a Silver Error? The quickest way to know is to look at the reed...

DDO Offcenter This is a strange coin indeed. Its an error on an error. Thats about as rare as it ge...
Indented Planchet Washington Quarter Indented Planchet error. This Quarter Dollar was then struck or in...
Offcenter Strike Offcenter strikes happen when the planchet is struck by the die but offcenter. The ex...
Double Die Double Die Washington Errors occurred when the die struck the Quarter Planchet more t...
Missing Clad Layer Missing Clad Layer Layer errors occur when the outermost layer of nickel or zinc is o...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1964 1964 was last year that the Washington Quarters were produced as 90% silver coins. Th...
1936 D 1936 D is a key or semi key date to remember....
1933 No Washington Quarters minted in 1933. If you have one you are a Wizard....
1932 S 1932 S is a key or semi key date and one of the most valuable of Washington Quarters....
1932 D The 1932 D Washington Quarter is a key date as it was the first year the coin was iss...

Most valuable coins in this series. Listed price based off high end state (MS+).

$18,000 1932 D Washington Quarter
$5,000 1932 S Washington Quarter
$1,100 1936 D Washington Quarter

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Common Questions

From 1932-1964 the mint mark was located on the reverse bottom of the coin just under the eagle. From 1968 and on the mint mark was located on the front of the coin to the right of Washingtons neck.

Mint Mark Example Image

The 1965 Silver Quarter has a weight of 6.25 g.