There are 80 U.S. quarters in one pound. The weight of one U.S. quarter is 5.67 grams, and there are 453.59237 grams in one pound. When that number is divided by 5.67 grams, the weight of one quarter, it is equal to 80 quarters.Continue Reading
Each quarter is precisely crafted to be the same by the United States Mint. Quarters are made of an alloy of copper and nickel known as cupronickel.
The diameter of a quarter is 0.955 inches, and the thickness is 1.75 millimeters. The edge of each quarter has ridges called reeds, and there are 119 reeds on the side of each quarter. Pennies and nickels have plain sides, while dimes and half-dollar coins also have reeds along the side of the coins.Learn more about Coins & Currency
Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel.Full Answer >
Most pre-1964 quarters in circulation are not very rare unless they date to before 1932. Those produced between 1932 and 1964, often called Washington quarters, contain silver. They are therefore worth more than their face value. As of 2014, most quarters dated between 1932 and 1964 are worth $3.70.Full Answer >
Several types of quarters carry more value than their face value of 25 cents, as of 2014, including Washington quarters minted earlier than 1964, particular state quarters — minted between 1998 and 2009 — that bear errors and quarters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, according to About.com. The top value for a 20th century quarter, in 2014, is the Barber quarter valued at $49,000, states Coin Trackers.Full Answer >
Many U.S. quarters carry a premium over their face value because of their silver content. Among them are Washington quarters minted before 1964. Other valuable quarters include older quarters, such as the Barber quarter, minted between 1892 and 1916, and the Standing Liberty quarter, produced between 1916 and 1930. A valuable recent quarter is the special Bicentennial quarter minted from 40 percent silver.Full Answer >