1964 Silver quarter
The 1964 quarter is a key date. U.S. quarters have remained an intricate part of U.S. currency. Furthermore, U.S. quarters commemorative historical U.S. figures to celebrate their political accomplishments. U.S. quarters are popular coin collecting pieces, which have sold at high prices.
The first George Washington quarter struck in 1932, the first George Washington quarter released as a tribute to President Washington's 200th Birthday. The 1932 quarter continued its long run until the late 1990's, when the State Quarters took over. The 1964 silver quarter is important to coin collectors. Why is this 1964 silver quarter significant?
The 1964 silver quarter is the last U.S. quarter to be struck in 90% silver. It is important to note that all previous silver coins were struck in 90% silver since the 1700's. During the 1960's, scarcity in silver influenced the U.S. Mint to reduce silver below 90%. Because of the 90% silver in the 1964 silver quarter and with the coin representing the last 90% silver year, the 1964 quarter is a highly sought after U.S. coin.
1964 quarter is the last recognized quarter to be struck in 90% silver. Recent incease in silver prices make the 1964 silver quarter and U.S. quarters pre-1964 valuable.