The 1967 Washington Quarters are a favorite of American quarter collectors. the reason for this is the high number of units produced for circulation since 1932 and the design of the coin.
stock chart for the quarter of 1967 (updated price)
the estimated value of collectorsdemonedas.com for the quarter of 1967 is:
- 1967 quarter value is $2.50-$2.75 for an uncirculated coin and $1.00-$1.25 for a quarter in circulation, as of 2018 ( average grade).
- in high grades (ms67, ms68), proof, uncirculated (ms+), or mint condition can be worth up to $8,813.
However, not all of these coins are equally valuable and have the same investment opportunities. To find out which pieces are the most valuable, we recommend you read this article carefully.
Are you interested in other years? visit our 2022 quarters money value table.
Are the quarters of 1967 worth anything? in this article you can see a list of the most valuable. Search through your coins to see if you have one of them.
what rare coins from 1967 are worth money?
To be a good investment, the 1967 Washington 25 Cent should have no signs of circulation. these signs of circulation can be bumps, scratches, a lot of wear and loss of the original shine.
In these cases, 1967 Washingtons won’t be worth more than face value, 25 cents.
If you find an uncirculated copy, in perfect condition, then its value rises exponentially and in this case, you have the option of having it appraised or sent to a classification company if you deduce its quality is high. and could be a good investment.
how to identify an original 1967 quarter worth more than $1
checklist to determine its value:
- Learn to differentiate the different types and varieties of coins.
- Identify the conservation status of your coin: be honest and try to verify what is the real degree in which your coin can be graded. doing this objectively will save you a lot of trouble. mint state rules!
- know the key date varieties and relevant mintmarks: not all issue the same number of coins and some are more interesting than others to coin collectors .
grading your quarter of 1967
To grade a piece we need both the note and the level, an alphanumeric note.
According to its characteristics, we have the following levels:
note: in this example the type of currency is not important, the main thing is that you learn to recognize the relevant factors of each degree of the scale. then you can rate all kinds of coins!
circled conservation status
poor, poor (p-1): few currency details. just to be able to identify its type and date, sometimes not even that. they are usually overly circulated and fairly battered copies with a flat design. the borders are flat and barely distinguishable from the fields.
regular, regular (fr-2): copies with sufficient details to identify type, date, mint, etc. but not as badly treated as the previous one. the edges begin to be distinguished from the field of the currency and some outlines of the images of the currency.
about good, almost good (ag-3): most of the design is appreciated. can read multiple letters and/or digits of the date.
good, good (g-4): a lot of wear, poor detail visibility but letters and digits are almost clearly visible. the general design of the coin is appreciated.
good, good (g-6): the edges are clear and not smooth. letters and digits are better appreciated.
very good, very good (vg-8): still copies with important wear but the main characteristics can be seen, although very softly.
very good, very good (vg-10): everything except the fluid design is appreciated. As a general rule, to be accepted for this category, barber, liberty nickels and indian head cents must have at least 3 letters of the word freedom visible.
good, good (f-12): significant and uniform wear, but the most important elements can be seen with some clarity. the letters of the legends do not join with the border.
good, any (f-15): similar to the previous one and some letters or digits are clear. for barber, liberty nickels, and indian head pennies, all 7 letters of the word liberty must be visible, even if some are ill-defined.
very fine, very good/very fine (vf-20): more moderate wear with some sharper detail. the legends, or part of them, are easily seen and are further away from the border.
very fine, very good/very fine (vf-25): nearly complete detail with very soft design areas.
very fine, very good/very fine (vf-30): the design areas are smooth.
very fine, very good/very fine (vf-35): all the details but worn the highest points of the design.
extremely fine, extremely good (ef-40): slight wear on the highest points. the finest and smallest details are already visible. legends recreated.
extremely fine, extremely good (ef-45): wear at the highest points is minimal.
uncirculated envelope (au-50): the piece is slightly worn in more than 50%. the highest points of the design have a slight softness.
About the uncirculated (au-53): Similar to the above, but the raised areas of the design have minimal softness.
uncirculated envelope (au-55): the wear is present in less than 50% of the piece.
about uncirculated (au-58): use only on the high points of the design. coins of this grade are so good that they are often confused with ms grades (we’ll look at higher grades below).
states of conservation out of circulation
For uncirculated coins, there are 11 other grades that are often referred to as mint state (ms) although they are also given denominations such as uncirculated (unc.) or brilliant uncirculated (bu).
In these grades we refer to coins that do not show signs of having been circulated and are well minted, but may have marks or scratches due to handling or storage, discoloration in brightness or the odd dent. in such cases, numerical grades within ms are used.
uncirculated (ms-60): no wear on raised areas. the coinage was weak. many abrasions, scratches or marks. dim glow.
uncirculated(ms-61): basically differs from the previous one in that hyphens, marks, etc. they are smaller.
uncirculated(ms-62): medium mintage, less clearance than previous grades, large abrasions.
select uncircled (ms-63): abrasions less than the previous grade. stripes of various sizes. slight shine.
uncirculated option (ms-64): medium or higher mintage. marks, scratches and other minor defects.
uncirculated gem (ms-65): good mintage with small marks or scratches. original high gloss.
uncirculated gem (ms-66): very good mintage with few scratches/marks.
excellent uncirculated gem (ms-67): strong mintage with some imperfections.
excellent uncirculated gem (ms-68): strong mintage with small imperfections imperceptible to the naked eye. perfect original shine. high visual appeal.
Superb uncirculated gem (ms-69): perfectly minted with imperceptible imperfections, needing to be enlarged to see them. perfect original shine.
perfectly uncirculated (ms-70): perfectly minted, centered and perfectly plated coin. no blemishes even at x5 magnification. full and original brightness.
Although they are not strictly specific to this article, however, since they appear quite frequently in the classification of coins, we believe it is important to clarify what the proof denomination means.
the term proof (pr or pf) is not an appropriate qualification although it can be misleading. rather, it refers to the shape and method by which a coin was minted. it is also used to grade test pieces the 11 levels of ms although with its own abbreviations, that is, pr-60 (=ms60), pr-61 (=ms61), pr-62 (=ms62), etc. depending on its conservation, appearance and brightness.
both pcgs and ngc use the “+” symbol for graduations for some parts and levels.
pcgs assigns the “+” only for the 30% of the most visually appealing parts for grades xf-45 to ms-68. ngc uses this “+” (plus) for major coins within each grade to make them look closer to the next highest grade, and also limits it to grades from xf-45 to ms-68.
in addition, ngc also uses a star “*” for those specimens with outstanding visual appearance (hue, brightness, etc.) within the same single color or multicolor grade but never with dark brown areas that are almost black.
highly compiled 1967 quarter list to search
as you can see the mint state is the one that gets the highest price in each variety. It is not strange, since this state of conservation allows to appreciate all the beauty and intrinsic characteristics of the coins, being therefore the most appreciated by collectors.
The quarter of 1967 was the last year for this denomination. The Treasury Department began issuing the new Eisenhower dollar coin in response to the rising price of silver.
The initial mintage of this coin was relatively small, only 2 million. subsequent issues would increase to 8 million coins per year, but because they circulated less than half as many as quarters, they never regained their popularity or value.
sms value chart from 1967
variety ms ddr & ddo value table
We also think it’s important to keep track of other 1967 washington quarters variants or errors to make money because even if the coin isn’t in perfect condition, you can see in detail if it’s some kind of highly sought after coin. error, which we will see next.
why are the 1967 quarters so collected?
in 1932 production of the 25 cents designed by john flanagan with 90% silver content began. The reason was to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington.
On the obverse is the image of the first president of the United States of America facing left. above appears the word “freedom”, below the date of the year of issue and to the left of the bust the phrase “in God we trust”.
On the reverse, there is an eagle with outstretched wings above the words “united states of america” and on the second line in smaller letters “e pluribus unum”. below the value in letters appears “quarter dollar”.
In 1965, due to the increase in the price of silver, it was decided to change the composition of these coins from silver (90%) to copper (75%).
1965 is a key year in the history of 25 cent mints and errors. click on the 1965 quarter value for more information.
quarter 1967 isn’t there a mintmark error?
definitely yes, but it’s not really an error, but a variant of this coin minted in philadelphia with a nickel-plated copper core. in fact, many coins of this type were minted: 1,524,031,848 units, with a diameter of 24.3 mm and a weight of 5.67 grams. this type of coin was minted without a mint mark.
the most valuable: ms68 | from $8,813 to $4,800
only one 1967 washington coin in ms68 quality has been included in the list by the pcgs classification company. This valuable and rare copy was auctioned in January 2020 for $4,800. This amount, which at first glance seems high, is less than the $5,040 paid for the same copy of the 1967 washington quarter ms68 in June of last year. however, the record paid for this room in ms68 quality belongs to an auction in January 2017 where it reached 8,813 dollars. In short, in just three years, this ms68 single has seen its value almost halved. in ms67+ pcgs quality it has 7 cataloged copies. the luck of the price of these specimens in different auctions in recent years has been different. in September 2016 the winner paid $5,170 and during 2017 the prices fell to a range of $494 to $517. in 2018, an auction of $788 was paid for one of these 7 copies.
washington quarter stock chart from 1967 to 2022
In addition to the regular minting and circulation of this type of coin in the United States, SMS-type pieces (special mint sets) were also minted with a much more careful test finish. Of these 1967 SMS Washington quarters, 1,800,000 units were minted. We will distinguish 3 different types of these pieces, the standard without any type of variation, in three qualities:
another type is the “variant” known as reverse double die (ddr). and the third type is the double obverse (ddo) “variant” or double obverse mintage. Of these two variants, there is no dcameo quality rating.
thus, we can see in the following table that the highest valuation corresponds to the fourth sp69 sms cameo, with a price range of $4,700 to $5,750, followed by the dcameo ranking in sp68 of this same type with a range of $4,230 to $5,500.
bug list for quarter 1967
In the minting process of these series certain errors may occur (intentional or not) highly sought after and valued by collectors. this is similar to the cases seen above with the double coinage on the obverse and reverse. Below are photos of some of these valuable bugs and their current market price to inform you if any of them fall into your hands:
error #1 lining loss
this is a 1967 washington piece that has lost all or part of its coating, exposing the copper core. it can be presented on the obverse, on the reverse, or as in the case of the most sought-after piece, on both sides of the coin and at 100%. we can find it according to graduations from $23 in au50 to $149.50 in ms65 quality.
on the type shown in the photo, almost half of the front has lost some of its coating, not clearly differentiating the legend or george washington’s hair and neck. in au 55 quality, the pictured print graded by ngc can be found for $200.
in this case, graduated by anacs in ef 40, the loss of part of the coating occurs on the back, losing definition in the words “quarter dollar”.
The copy shown in the photo is currently on sale for $247.50.
error #2 different planchets
Similar to the 1965 Washington 25-cent coin, the 1967 edition was Washington minted on planchets (blank discs of unminted coins) of other denominations, the differences being very noticeable.
This issue is minted in a 1 cent planchet and graduated by pcgs in ms 65 rb and its current value is around $1,528, although in 2013 it sold for $2,115 . another similar copy in 2018 was valued at $750. a piece with the same error but graduated at ms 66 rb reached $1116 in 2015 and another at ms 67 rb from the ngc at $940 in 2017.
issues minted in planchets of 5c (ms 65) coins have reached $323, most recently $240 in those grades. We can also find 25c Washington from 1967 minted in 10c planchets. its value, depending on its graduation, can be set at more than $300 for graduations greater than 63 ms.
mistake #3 cut off
Also, currency clipping bugs are valuable to collectors. not only the size and place of the cutout are valued, but also the features that remain legible after partial loss.
In the photo above we see a 1967 washington graded by ngc in au 55 which is missing more than 30% of the coin. The current value of it is $1450.
In this case (ngc ms 60) not only was part of the coin lost, but the circular ring was not minted correctly and excess metal was retained. its value ranges between $104 and $150.
On the coin shown, the loss causes his weight to drop to 2.61 grams. the cut is evident but we can see the date and almost the entire bust of the president. graduation from him by ngc ms 63 and its value $ 250.
a final reflection on the value of the 1967 quarters
as a summary based on price searches, graduations and errors of the 1967 washington quarters, we can conclude that the prices of high graduations of both the 1967 circulating copy and the 1967 sms have depreciated while the prices of the average values have remained more stable. our conclusion is that they are more profitable to sell than to invest in permanent freedom series.
In terms of errors or variants, they have seen their demand grow in recent years and higher graduations have been sought, thus prioritizing their high value.