1936-D Washington Quarter

1936-D Washington Quarter

Despite the relatively high mintage of 5,374,000, the 1936-D Washington Quarter is considered to be a semi-key date of the series. While it carries a premium across all grade levels, it is particularly scarce in higher mint state grades.

The scarcity of this issue is attributed to a lack of attention from contemporary collectors. The year marked a surge in the issuance of commemorative half dollars and as collectors scrambled to acquire these new issues, little attention was paid to the circulating quarter dollar with a relatively high mintage level. Over time, the issue emerged to later collectors as one of the more difficult coins to acquire.

Although a premium is carried in circulated grades, prices rise sharply starting at the MS60 grade level where examples can cost around $500 for nice specimens. At the MS65 grade level, PCGS or NGC graded examples can cost between $800 to $1,000 depending on quality. Fewer than 20 examples have been graded at the MS67 grade level.