This listing is for ONE Bag of circulated $100 Face Value 90% Silver Washington quarters. Each bag will contain 400 pieces in average circulated condition with full readable dates. No dates or mint marks are guaranteed. Each $100 face value bag will come with our own branded canvas bag. The photos provided may not be the exact bag you receive, however it represents the same product.
The Washington quarter is the current pattern for the quarter dollar which began its production in 1932. Over the course of its mintage the Washington quarter has undergone several changes in composition and patterns, however the obverse depicting the bust of George Washington has remained for the most part, the same. Starting in 1930, plans to replace the Standing Liberty quarter were underway, and the Commission of Fine Arts supported sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washing medal to be adapted to fit the quarter design. Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon however, started a competition for the quarters redesign and chose John Flanagan’s submissions for the new pattern. The first pieces were struck beginning in 1932, and by August 1st, 1932 the Washington quarter began it’s almost 70 year circulation. In 1965, the U.S. Mint ceased to strike the quarter in 90% silver, and instead it was replaced with a copper-nickel alloy. Flanagans original design would be struck until 1999 when the Statehood quarters replaced the reverse. The obverse however was kept mostly the same, with only slight modifications. Parameters set for the original 90% silver strikes were as follows: .900 silver, .100 copper composition, net weight of .18084 oz. pure silver, a total weight of 6.25 grams with a 24.3 mm diameter featuring a reeded edge.