1959 Alaska quarter

How much is a 1959 Alaska quarter worth?

The 1959 Alaska Quarter is worth more than its face value, due to its numismatic value and silver bullion content. Continue reading if you want to know how much is a 1959 Alaska quarter worth.

1959 Alaska quarter

Coin Specification

  • Type: Wahington Quarter
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 2008
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Silver Weight: .18085 troy oz (5.625 g)
  • Metal Composition: 90% Silver – 10% Copper

The 1959 Alaska Quarter coin’s obverse (Head) features Washington’s side along with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  – LIBERTY – IN GOD WE TRUST- QUARTER DOLLAR. The reverse (tail) features a big grizzly bear emerging from the river holding a salmon, the Alaska state’s motto, “The Great Land,” which is derived from the Aleut term “Alyeska,” is displayed to the right of the scary bear. As a result, this is where the name Alaska came from. and 13 stars along with the inscription The Great Land – Alaska 1959 – 2008 – E PLURIBUS UNO –.

1959 Alaska Quarter can be found in different varieties of mintage types:

  • 1959 Alaska Quarter without a mint mark, it was struck at the Philadelphia mint, it’s a clad coin that’s composed of 75% copper and 25% nickle .
  • 1959 S Silver Proof Alaska Quarter, it was struck at the San Francisco mint with a total quantity of 1,192,908, it’s a silver coin that is composed of 90% Silver and 10% Copper. 

Note: The S mint mark for the 1959 Alaska state Quarter is visible on the obverse, beneath the “IN GOD WE TRUST” inscription. 

How much is a 1959 Alaska quarter worth?

The Clad version of the 1959 Alaska state Quarter quarter in a circulated condition is worth only 25 cents (face value). Only uncirculated examples of the 1959 Alaska state Quarter are worth more than the face value. 1959 D Alaska quarter in uncirculated conditions is worth about $1.19.

The 1959 S silver Alaska quarter has a total silver content of 90% silver (.18085 troy oz, 5.625 g). Therefore, it is worth at least its weight in silver. For instance, a silver sport priced at $20 is worth roughly $3.5.

The 1959 S Silver Alaska quarter in an uncirculated condition is worth about $10.

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