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There are lots of different designs on quarters struck in 2019. But are any of them valuable? That’s what we’re here to find out!
We’re going to explore the 2019 quarter value. We’ll look at different designs, and the importance of condition to the amount collectors are willing to pay. And we’ll search out interesting error coins that have eluded the Mint’s quality control processes.
Ready to learn more? Then let’s get started.
2019 Quarter Value Chart
|2019 P Lowell National Park Quarter Value||$4||$6||$10||$34|
|2019 D Lowell National Park Quarter Value||$5||$10||$16||$40|
|2019 S Lowell National Park Quarter Value||$1||$5||$12||$45|
|2019 W Lowell National Park Quarter Value||$15||$35||$40||$500|
|2019 P American Memorial National Park Quarter Value||$5||$12||$18||$25|
|2019 D American Memorial National Park Quarter Value||$1||$8||$12||$16|
|2019 S American Memorial National Park Quarter Value||$1||$6||$12||$38|
|2019 W American Memorial National Park Quarter Value||$15||$90||$160||$475|
|2019 P San Antonio Missions National Park Quarter Value||$4||$8||$14||$22|
|2019 D San Antonio Missions National Park Quarter Value||$4||$8||$15||$38|
|2019 S San Antonio Missions National Park Quarter Value||$1||$5||$7||$18|
|2019 W San Antonio Missions National Park Quarter Value||$15||$30||$35||$85|
|2019 P War in the Pacific National Park Quarter Value||$5||$12||$20||$37|
|2019 D War in the Pacific National Park Quarter Value||$5||$15||$20||$28|
|2019 S War in the Pacific National Park Quarter Value||$4||$7||$15||$40|
|2019 W War in the Pacific National Park Quarter Value||$15||$38||$46||$140|
|2019 P Frank Church River of No Return National Park Quarter Value||$1||$6||$8||$15|
|2019 D Frank Church River of No Return National Park Quarter Value||$1||$6||$10||$26|
|2019 S Frank Church River of No Return National Park Quarter Value||$1||$8||$12||$32|
|2019 W Frank Church River of No Return National Park Quarter Value||$20||$44||$72||$500|
|2019 S Lowell National Park Clad Proof Quarter Value||$4||$4||$8||$24|
|2019 S American Memorial National Park Clad Proof Quarter Value||$4||$4||$8||$24|
|2019 S San Antonio Missions National Park Clad Proof Quarter Value||$4||$4||$8||$25|
|2019 S War in the Pacific National Park Clad Proof Quarter Value||$4||$4||$8||$22|
|2019 S Frank Church River of No Return National Park Clad Proof Quarter Value||$4||$4||$8||$25|
|2019 S Lowell National Park Silver Proof Quarter Value||$6||$8||$12||$24|
|2019 S American Memorial National Park Silver Proof Quarter Value||$6||$8||$12||$24|
|2019 S San Antonio Missions National Park Silver Proof Quarter Value||$6||$8||$12||$24|
|2019 S War in the Pacific National Park Silver Proof Quarter Value||$6||$8||$12||$24|
|2019 S Frank Church River of No Return National Park Silver Proof Quarter Value||$6||$8||$12||$30|
History of the 2019 Quarter
The quarters issued in 2019 were part a series known as America the Beautiful, which ran from 2020 to 2021. They were designed as collectable coins that would showcase historic and natural sites of national significance.
The obverse, or “heads” side, of all the America the Beautiful quarters bear the portrait of the first US president, George Washington. But multiple designs on the reverse honored the different sites.
2019 saw quarters issued with five different reverse designs. The first commemorated the Lowell National Historic Park. This was followed by coins for the American Memorial, San Antonio Missions, War in the Pacific, and Frank Church River of No Return National Historic Parks.
The coins were struck in Philadelphia, Denver, West Point, and San Francisco. It was the first time that quarters with West Point’s W mint mark had been struck for circulation, and the lower mintage for this location made them instantly collectable.
Features of the 2019 Quarter
The Obverse of the 2019 Quarter
The obverse of the 2019 quarter is the same image that appears on all the America the Beautiful quarters. It’s the familiar portrait of the nation’s first president, George Washington. And it’s been used on every quarter since 1932.
It was the work of John Flanagan. It was produced to mark the bicentenary of Washington’s birth, so Flanagan had to rely on an earlier sculpture to produce the likeness. That was a bust of Washington produced in the President’s lifetime by the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon.
Flanagan’s portrait shows Washington in profile, facing to the left as the coin is viewed. His hair style has been slightly changed from the Houdon bust – it features an additional roll of hair.
Above the image, the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” curve parallel to the upper coin edge. Along the bottom is the denomination, inscribed as “QUARTER DOLLAR”.
The word “LIBERTY” appears to the left of the portrait, while the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” is to the right. The mint mark appears below the latter, just to the right of the bottom of Washington’s braid. A “P” signifies Philadelphia, a “D” Denver, an “S” San Francisco, and a “W” West Point.
The Reverse of the 2019 Quarter
There are five different designs for the reverse of the 2019 quarter, each showcasing a different National Historic Park.
The Lowell coin shows a young woman working at a power loom. A window behind her shows a view of Lowell, including the Boott Mill clock tower.
The next quarter in the series was the American Memorial Park. That shows a girl from the Mariana Islands. She wears traditional dress and stands in front of the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. And her hand rests on a plaque honoring the fallen in the Marianas Campaign of World War II.
Next came the War in the Pacific quarter. That shows US forces landing at Asan Bay in Guam.
That was followed by the San Antonio Missions quarter. This was a more stylized design with a cross in the center, reminiscent of a Spanish Real coin.
Symbols of the missions occupy each quadrant. A wheat sheaf represents farming, a bell tower community, a lion Spanish culture, and the San Antonio river irrigation. This YouTube video from the US Mint shows its Chief Engraver, Joe Menna, talking about the design.
The final reverse of the 2019 quarters shows the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
Other Features of the 2019 Quarter
The 2019 quarter measures 24.3 millimeters in diameter, the standard size for a Washington quarter. It also has another feature common to all Washington quarters – a “reeded edge”.
Turn the coin on its side, and you’ll see a series of parallel grooves running quadrilateral to the coin faces. These are the reeds.
They’re formed by the collar, which is the piece of metal that holds the planchet in place as it’s struck.
Today, the reeds are mainly decorative. But back in the eighteenth century, they were used as an anti-fraud device. The pattern made it possible to see at once if slivers of metal had been clipped from the coin edge.
Most of the 2019 quarters are copper clad in an alloy of 75 per cent copper and 25 per cent nickel. The PCGS, an independent coin grading agency, classifies these as Type 1.
The San Francisco Mint facility also produced proof quarters, and some of these were made from 99.99 per cent silver. The silver coins are Type 2.
2019 Quarter Value Guides
2019 P Quarter Value
For most of the 2019 quarter designs, the Philadelphia Mint facility produced fewer coins than Denver, but far more than West Point. The exception was the San Antonio Missions quarter, where Philadelphia produced more than anywhere else.
Mintages were high across the board, ranging from 116.6 million for the War in the Pacific quarter to 223.4 million for the Frank Church River of No Return quarter. So in all cases, they’re easy to find in circulated condition. That means circulated examples aren’t worth more than their face value.
But uncirculated coins are rarer. These are graded 60 and above on the coin grading scale, which runs from 1 to 70. And the better the condition, the more valuable the coin will be.
Prices for uncirculated 2019 quarters typically start at around $4 for a coin graded MS60 (the letters stand for “mint state”). The exception is the Frank Church River of No Return quarter, where the very high mintage drops the value to around a dollar.
Quality tends to top out around MS67, although a handful of MS68 and MS69 examples have been certified to date. A quarter from this mintage graded MS67 will be worth between $15 and $40, depending on the design.
A San Antonio Missions 2019 P quarter graded MS69 sold on eBay for $553 in 2019. And a Lowell 2019 P quarter graded MS68 sold via the same platform in 2021 for just under $700.
2019 D Quarter Value
The Denver 2019 quarter mintages tend to be similar to those of Philadelphia, and values are similar too. Circulated coins won’t be worth more than their face value unless they have an interesting Mint error. And uncirculated versions can start from as little as a dollar at MS60.
Values climb as condition improves. At MS65, the lowest grade at which a coin is termed a “gem”, values range from $6 for a Frank Church to $15 for a War in the Pacific quarter.
Coins graded MS67 are worth around the $40 mark. But anything higher than that is rare and much more expensive.
A 2019 D quarter graded MS68 is likely to set you back at least $500. And the auction record was set in 2021 for a 2019 D Frank Church quarter graded MS69. That sold on eBay for an impressive $3,175.
2019 S Quarter Value
The San Francisco Mint struck both business strike and proof quarters in 2019. But the business strike examples were made available for purchase by collectors, rather than being issued for circulation.
Mintages were lower, but because the coins were always seen as collectors’ items and never circulated, availability in high grades remains good. As a result, mint state quarters graded MS60 are worth no more than a dollar or so.
At MS67, the value ranges from $18 for a San Antonio Missions 2019 D quarter, to $45 for a Lowell version.
The auction record was set in 2021 for an American Memorial quarter graded MS68. That sold on eBay for $2,000.
2019 W Quarter Value
The 2019 W quarter was a low mintage coin, released into circulation to tempt collectors to treasure hunt.
The West Point Mint facility struck just 2 million coins of each design – a drop in the ocean compared to mintages from the other facilities. As a result, the W mint mark carries a hefty premium.
Values for uncirculated coins start at around $15 at MS60. The PCGS values a Frank Church example at the same grade slightly higher, at $20.
But values for the finest grades are in a different league. At MS67, you can expect to pay mid three figures.
And the auction record was set on eBay in 2021 for a 2019 W San Antonio Missions quarter. That was graded MS69 by the NGC, and presented in a holder declaring it the “solo finest” example. The winning bidder paid a stunning $75,000 to add it to their collection.
2019 S Clad Proof Quarter Value
The San Francisco Mint facility produced proof coins in clad metal for all the 2019 quarter designs. They’re readily available in uncirculated grades, with values being largely consistent across the designs.
A 2019 S clad proof quarter graded PR60 to PR65 (the letters designate a proof coin) is worth around $4. An example graded PR68 will be worth double that.
And a flawless PR70 clad proof is valued by the PCGS at between $22 and $25, putting a perfect coin within reach of all collectors.
2019 S Silver Proof Quarter Value
As well as producing clad proofs, the San Francisco Mint facility struck silver proof quarters. And in this case too, values tend to be largely consistent across the five designs.
The silver content means that examples graded PR60 are worth slightly more than the clad equivalents – around $6. But values at other grades are very similar.
At PR65, a silver 2019 S proof quarter is worth around $8. That rises to $12 at PR68, and to just $24 for a perfect PR70 example.
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Rare 2019 Quarter Errors List
2019 W Quarter, Obverse Struck Through
Modern production processes make finding Mint errors on newer coins very challenging. But some quarters struck in West Point in 2019 had what’s known as a “strike through” error.
This type of error happens when a foreign body gets between the planchet and the die. The debris is then struck onto the coin face, and sometimes it stays there.
One quarter that suffered this fate was left with a small extra line on Washinton’s hair. Although it wasn’t particularly dramatic, the coin was in great condition, graded MS67 by the NGC. It was offered for sale online at a starting price of $700, but the seller accepted an offer below that level.
This YouTube video from Couch Collectibles shows this error and more amongst 2019 quarters.
How much is a 2019 D quarter worth?
That depends on its condition. A circulated coin will generally be worth only 25 cents, unless it has an interesting Mint error.
Coins in mint state start at around $1, while a “gem” example graded MS65 (out of a maximum 70) is worth around $5.
The most valuable coins are those that are best in class. The auction record for a 2019 D quarter was set by a coin with the Frank Church River of No Return reverse, graded MS69. That sold via eBay for $3,175.
How much is a 2019 Lowell quarter worth?
That will depend on its condition and mint mark. Coins in circulated condition will be worth only their face value, unless they have a Mint error.
In uncirculated condition, a coin graded MS60 with an S mint mark will be worth around a dollar. A P or D mint mark will increase that value to $4 or $5. And a W mint mark at the same grade will be worth around $15.
As condition improves, prices increase. The auction record for a 2019 W Lowell quarter was set by a coin graded MS68. That sold on eBay in 2023 for $9,900.