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Q: 1976 US Coin Value ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: 1976 US Coin Value
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: thenerd-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 22 Sep 2003 20:55 PDT
Expires: 22 Oct 2003 20:55 PDT
Question ID: 259280
How much is a US bicentennial (1976) quarter worth?  In mint and
circulated condition.  What about the 1976 half dollar and dollar
Subject: Re: 1976 US Coin Value
Answered By: juggler-ga on 22 Sep 2003 22:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

There were some special "40% silver" 1976 coins that were issued for
the bicentennial, but since you don't mention silver, I'm going to
assume that you're asking about the basic 1976 coins.

As you may know, there are various grades of uncirculated, "mint"
(e.g., MS60 through MS70) depending on just how perfect the coin is.

If you're talking about a very high grade 1976 coin (MS65 & up), it
could sell for quite a bit:

An MS65 1976 quarter recently sold on eBay for $5.50.

An MS65 1976 dollar coin recently sold on eBay for $9.95. will give you an idea of values of very high grade
coins (MS65 & up)
Half dollars:


If you're talking about lower-grade, "brilliant uncirculated" coins
(e.g., MS60),  such coins sell for quite a bit less.

1976 Washington Quarter BU (brilliant uncirculated) $0.75.

1976 KENNEDY BU  $1.10

1976 JFK Half BU $1.25

1976 Eisenhower Dollars $3.95 - $5.95.

A set of mint, uncirculated 1976 coins sells for $16.
(A bicentennial Eisenhower dollar, a bicentennial Kennedy half dollar,
a bicentennial Washington quarter, a 1976 Roosevelt dime, a 1976
Jefferson nickel, and a 1976 Lincoln penny).


resources on coin grading:

Numerical Grades

"Determining the Grade of a Coin"

"Grading Coins"

search strategy:
uncirculated, quarter, 1976, 
ms65, jfk, 1976
ms65, dollar, 1976

I hope this helps. If anything is unclear, please use the "request
clarification" feature. Thanks.

Request for Answer Clarification by thenerd-ga on 23 Sep 2003 06:36 PDT
How about circulated average quarters?  Do they have any value, or is
a quarter just a quarter?

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 23 Sep 2003 10:52 PDT

Unfortunately, regular, circulated 1976 coins are just worth face


"I have a US quarter with a drummer boy on the back. Is it valuable?
What you have is a 1976 commemorative quarter for the bicentennial.
(The government also minted a commemorative half dollar design.) These
quarters are still relatively common in pocket change so it's only
worth its face value, 25 cents."

'23. I found a quarter, half dollar and dollar coin that have two
dates 1776-1976. Are these coins rare?
The coins you describe are "Bicentennial" issues produced to
commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of
Independence. Other than the dual dating 1776-1976, the obverses of
all three coins remained unchanged from earlier issues. The reverse of
the Bicentennial quarter featured a Colonial drummer boy facing left
and a victory torch encircled by thirteen stars. The Kennedy
half-dollar featured a reverse design of Independence Hall, and the
Eisenhower dollar reverse highlighted the Apollo 11 moon mission and
the Liberty Bell. Only the Bicentennial types of all three were coined
for the years 1975 and 1976. Circulating issues were struck in
copper-nickel clad, and collector Proofs and special sets were struck
in silver-copper clad. Due to the large numbers produced, Bicentennial
coins that have been in circulation do not hold a numismatic value
over the legal-tender value.'

Sorry if this wasn't what you wanted to hear, but I hope this helps.
thenerd-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: 1976 US Coin Value
From: floridastate-ga on 09 Mar 2005 09:14 PST
Here is some information on some US Coins that have value.

One of my favorite online shops for US Coins, Morgan dollars, Peace
Dollars, Mercury Dimes, Buffalo Nickels, and Walking Liberty Half
Dollars is

  Specializes in US Certified Coins:  Morgan Silver Dollars, Peace
Silver Dollars, Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, and Walking Liberty
half-dollars.   All coins listed have digital pictures and accurate
descriptions so that you as a coin collector can make an informed
decision.  All Certified coins have been graded by 3rd party grading
companies such as NGC or PCGS that have graded the inventory of Morgan
Silver Dollar, Peace Silver Dollars, Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes,
and Walking Liberty half dollar.  With in this site you can also find
US coin links to informational services, clubs and organizations such
as ANA (American Numismatist Association,  FUN (Florida United
Numismatist), PCGS (Processional Coin Grading Company), and NGC
(Numismatist Guaranty Company).

     The most popular of the US coins is the Morgan Silver Dollar,
which was first, minted in 1879 and continued until 1921.  The Carson
City Silver Dollars, which came from that famous mint used to get rid
of some of the excess silver produced in the West.

     Next, rising in popularity is the Buffalo Nickels issued from
1913 to 1938 and also called Indian head nickels.

     Peace dollars were the last silver dollar from 1921 to 1935.  The
Peace Dollar was minted to honor WWI.

     Mercury Dimes minted from 1916 to 1945 contains 90% silver.  It
is often said that if the mercury dime were the size of the silver
dollar it would be the most popular minted coin.

     Walking Liberty half-dollar minted from 1916 ? 1947 contain 90%
silver which are commonly referred to as ?Walkers.?

Well that just a little history of US Coins.


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