Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The U.S. Mint struck about half a billion 1979-P Washington Quarters making it a very common issue. It is fairly common up to about MS66 condition. MS67 examples are very scarce. Anything grading higher than MS67 is considered rare. 

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
515708000
Weight
5.67 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
463
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 180497800 R-1.0 1 / 61 TIE 1 / 64 TIE
All Grades 54149340 R-1.0 3 / 61 TIE 4 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 10829868 R-1.0 6 / 61 TIE 7 / 64 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade