Have you found ‘W’ Mint Mark quarters yet?
It’s a good year to be a collector! First, the U.S. Mint announced that three special-issue Lincoln cents would be issued in 2019 – one each with the release of the annual Mint Sets, Proof Sets, and 99.9% Silver Proof Sets.
Then, from April 20-26, coin dealers across the nation participated in the first ever Great American Coin Hunt. Through this exciting campaign, thousands of collectible coins were placed back into circulation to generate interest in the numismatic hobby!
And now, first-of-their-kind National Park quarters are turning up in circulation!
Mint releases special quarters in 2019
At the start of April, the mint announced that of the 5 National Park quarter designs issued this year, 2 million of each would be struck in West Point. While West Point has issued quarters in the past, they – like the quarters from the Philadelphia facility – bear a “P” mint mark, making it impossible to tell the two apart. So that piece alone isn’t cause for celebration. But what IS noteworthy is that the quarters issued from West Point this year will bear a “W” mint mark!
It’s part of a new, ongoing effort to get the general public interested in our nation’s coins, and attract a new wave of collectors into the hobby.
And it’s working! We keep hearing from people who are scouring their pocket change. I know, I’ve set my pre-teen kids on the hunt. “Keep an eye on your coins for a while,” I told them. “There are going to be W mint mark quarters out there! If you find one for me, I’ll give you 50¢ for it…”
Ok, so it isn’t the $5,000 reward PCGS was offering for the first example they received for certification. But I’m working with a slightly tighter budget!
Kicking off the hunt
You read that correctly! This new mint creation caused so much buzz, that Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was offering a $5,000 reward for the first examples of W mint mark quarters sent in for certification. Unfortunately for us, it was announced on April 12 that the prize had already been claimed. (Of course, if either winner is reading this… congratulations on your find!)
Although 2 million quarters might sound like a lot – it isn’t. Not when you look at the mintage numbers for the other circulation-issue quarters… Last year, for example, more than 237 million quarters with the design honoring Voyageurs park were struck at the Philadelphia Mint alone!
In all, there were 1.85 billion circulation-quality quarters issued by the Philadelphia and Denver Mints last year. Compared to that number… the total of 10 million W mint mark quarters that will be issued this year seems awfully small!
This hunt is doing exactly what it was designed to do – it’s bringing awareness back to the hobby. What are your thoughts on this exciting new development? Have you found any W mint mark quarters in circulation yet? If you do find any – what do you plan to do with them?
Yes, I have found W mint mark quarters. I’m trying to sell them.
Hi Rob,Congrats on finding some W mint Quarters! I’m not sure if we’re buying W mint quarters at this time, but you can contact our Coin Buying Department to find out if we are and, if so, how much we’re paying. They are available from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-877-857-7850. Have a nice day! –Rick
I have found 3 W quarters. The pacific war, the tree and another I forget. All from circulated grade. Nothing special, but was a cool find to me.
I haven’t found any yet Leah, so I’d say it’s pretty special! Nice finds!
I have two w mint quarters but I found S quarters right around a million minute or a little over a million minutes this mess is a lot less than what the W quarters are
Hi Keith, good find with the W quarters and the S mint coins too! Those S mint coins were not put into circulation at all, so lucky you! Have a good day. -Rick
I got my love of coin collecting from my grandfather and mother. When my grandfather passed, she and her brother split his coin collection, and awhile back, she gave me the collection, and I have added everything I’ve collected to it. Oddly, I learned about the W quarters on Pawn Stars lol. To date, I’m happy to say I have completed both the 2019 and 2020 W sets, plus some duplicates. I’ll still be on the lookout, though!
We have found 5. Very cool
Congratulations Aleneday! Great finds!
I have found I was mint market 2019 quarter but now I don’t know what to do with it? Please help 3615582120
Hi Kara, good find! I would keep it aside and try to find some more. The Mint is making a W mint marked coin for each of the 2019 National Park Quarters so you have 4 more designs to find. Good luck!
I found 2 with the w mint mark out of $300 in quarters
The only thing that seems fishy to me on the w mint mark 2020 s with the preview Mark v 75 is the fact on eBay there are certain dealers that have sold over five hundred of them how did they get that many coins and pretty much mint State condition without the help of either the mint or whoever supposed to be distributing them
I have found 5 War In The Pacific Quarters by looking at over 15,000 quarters from a bank over last two months.No luck in finding the prior two.
Holy Cow Dick, that’s a lot of quarters! I have a customer from out in Missouri who roll hunts like you. He goes through about $1,000.00 worth of quarters a weekend. So far he’s found 6 “W” quarters. One of each design and one duplicate of Lowell. They’re out there, keep looking! Good luck and happy holidays! -Rick
With Nashville being one of the drop points for the W quarters, I have been very blessed to say the least. I have sold over 80 on eBay so far and I still have over 200 in stock. I search about 8 to 12 boxes per week and at this time I have been a hold on my other hunting (errors). Although I have found a few error W’s such as doubled ears, strike thrus and die cracks and die chips, and 1 missing the nickel layer on the obverse. I have submitted a few for grading to NGC and was blessed with 5 MS67 and 8 MS66. I LOVE THIS HOBBY!!
Wow Brian, that’s impressive! Congrats on finding so many!
I right on that’s re inspiring, where are the drop points
I found a W mint mark 2019 Weir farms quarter the other day to bring my count of total W mint mark quarters to 6 from 2019 and 2020 3 bat quarters, one war in the pacific, one San Antonio missions and the most recent find Weir farms. I found all of them without coin roll hunting just in General charge from store.
Great finds Garry! Congrats!
I found today in change I received. I plan to keep them. When my great grandkids are grown there may be value in the couns.
Since December, from a branch of a local bank, I found a box of $100. in quarters that were all “War in the Pacific” from the Philadelphia Mint. There were 20 West Point quarters in that box.I sold them to a local dealer for a very reasonable price. The dealer in turn has sold many of them at a price well below the prices on e-bay. I think that someone made a mistake putting 20 quarters in a box of 400.
Holy cow, Dick! You hit the mother lode! I speak with one of our regular customers from Missouri pretty often and he roll hunts like you. He goes through several hundred dollars worth of quarters at a time. So far he’s found one of each design and a couple of duplicates – I think his last count was 8 or 9. Yours is the biggest count I’ve heard about. Congrats! Have a good day. -Rick
What is the p west point mint markings worth?
Hi Michelle, I’m not sure what you mean. The coins with “P” mint marks are from the Philadelphia Mint and the “W” mint marks come from the West Point Mint. To find the value of your coins though, or to sell them, you can contact our Coin Buying Department. They are available from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-877-857-7850. Have a nice day! –Rick
Has anyone found a 2020 W quarter yet?
We’ve had a few lucky folks report finding them Tim. Keep looking! Good luck!
I found a 2020 salt River bay w quarter today what’s it worth mint condition
Hi Angel, To find the value or to sell your US coins or notes, you can contact our Coin Buying Department. https://www.littletoncoin.com/shop/Coins-To-Sell
They are also available by phone from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-877-857-7850. Have a nice day!
I got the American memorial w from a store and the marsh billing Rockefeller w out of a coin dozer machine so I feel lucky about that
I have just today
2020 Bat W V75 quarter two months ago!
I just did tonight!
I roll search for penny errors, buy rolls of nickels looking for the reserve wrapped new coins (picking the best of the roll), and got interested in looking through quarter rolls looking for the best condition coins from years that weren’t saved like 1983 (finding mint or near mint coins from the 70s that had to have been sitting in a jar for 40 years?). I use a loop and look for errors. I don’t keep up with the numismatic news as I should, so when I found a River of No Return quarter with a W mintmark, I wasn’t aware of them until turning to the internet. Right now I am One for $400 (1,600), so I would say I am due, but the actual numbers of coins in circulation, one in 900 2019 quarters mixed with the deletion of the number of all dates in circulation, I guess I was lucky to find one. Fully lustrous, couple minor contact marks, probably a 63. If they were truly released to circulation, condition rarity should be similar to that of say, the 1950-D nickel for which there were widely publicized reports of their low mintage. These early finds will be $50-75 coins with circulated coins fetching $10-20, but that is my guess. You have to love looking at coins, a pastime, it won’t make you rich, but that isn’t what hobbies are for. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face when handling coins. If I am wrong about values, I am right about that.
Thanks Warren! Congrats on finding your first “W” quarter. Going through the amount you do, I’m sure you’ll find more. Good luck!
I’ve found all the quarters with a W on them including the art museum, what are these worth?
Yes I have found 2 West point quarters. War in the Pacific and America the beautiful quarter but 1st I bought 1 Lowell West point quarter and the person sent me 2 of them cause I mentioned I was starting a collection.
Very nice Justin! You’re on your way to building a set of “W” quarters! Good luck and thanks for commenting.
So far I’ve found 22 W mint Quarters, all but three are San Antonio Mission. The other three are American Memorial Park. If any one is interested in trading a Lowell or River of No Return or War in Pacific, for a San Antonio Mission or American Memorial Park, I would make sure it is one of the best I have.
Hi Dean – Do you still have extra w San Antonio Mission quarters? I would be interested in a trade.
I have found the w mint mark American samona 2020 quarter and I’m not sure what to do with it . email@example.com
HI Susan, I say you should hold onto it and look for more! The US Mint is producing these “W” mint quarters in much smaller quantities thank the coins made at the Philadelphia or Denver Mints, so they’re pretty hard to find. Maybe this could be the start of your new hobby in coin collecting! Good luck! -Rick
Just found my first W quarter. After going threw 2k in bank rolls
Since last year I have looked at over 35,000 quarters and have found several West Point Mint quarters. . The last few weeks I have not found any. I found our that you can purchase, through the US Mint Circulating Quarter Bulk Purchase Program, a 200,000 bag of quarters for $50,000. plus a $1,500. handling fee. I have a feeling that several new businesses have purchased these quarters and looked at them with the help of their employees. You should check out what is available with a premium price on e-bay.
I finally found my first w mint mark down here in utah i screamed
Congrats Carol, nice find! Thanks for sharing. Keep looking and good luck! -Rick
My cousins collect.
Robert Tidler, Ordered some coins and didi not recived them yet do you know why?
Hi Robert, I’m sorry you haven’t received coins you were expecting. Please give our Customer Service Department a call when you have a few minutes, so we can research this issue further. We’re available from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The number is 1-800-645-3122. Give us a call- we’ll be happy to help you out! Have a good day. -Rick
Robert C. Tidler, sent a check for some coins and didn,t recived them yet how come?
Hi, If you could please have Robert give our Customer Service Department a call when he have a few minutes, we’ll be happy to help him. We’re available from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The number is 1-800-645-3122.Have a good day. -Rick
Since my last post, I have found over 70 Weir Farm West Point quarters and over 20 Salt River Bay quarters searching through over 45,000 quarters. I am looking for a 2019 American Memorial quarter to trade for what you need.
Wow Dick! Impressive!
how could you get that many quarters. I barely got couple rolls from my local bank
Hi Dick – Do you have any remaining Salt River Bay w quarters for trade?
I have a few War in the Pacific W Quarters. Looking to trade for American Memorial Park W’s
I do believe I have all the “W” quarters, 40 total. What are these worth?
Hi Lorraine, to find the value of your coins or bills, or to sell them you can contact our Coin Buying Department. They are available from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-877-857-7850. Have a nice day!
Maybe a year late but I found a 2019 San Antonio W quarter. I personally think it’s a cool find
Hi Lisa, it’s a VERY cool find! (I still haven’t found one yet!) Keep looking, hopefully you find more. Good luck!
I have found two one is a 2019 and the other is a 2020 bat quarter I found them right when they put them out I am a collector I collect all kinds of coins I have about anything you want but I have looked through thousands of quarters can’t find anymore plus I’m putting a collection to gather at the same time
I have found a 2020 w quarter whit the v75 is it worth any plz help
Hi Luis, to find the value of your coins or bills, or to sell them you can contact our Coin Buying Department. They are available from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-877-857-7850. Have a nice day! –Rick
I just finished my westpoint series in air-tight cases. Now I just need 2 five coin holders or 1 ten coin (quarter) holders as I’ve finished 2019 & 2020 w series.
Also need a book specifically for the statehood proof quarters as I’ve finished their silver series but can’t find any specifically designed for that series.
Hi Gavin, I am sorry we don’t offer a quarter album for proof coins specifically. I’m not sure I’ve seen one anywhere either! If you cannot find one, perhaps a blank album with blank quarter pages would work for you. We offer both. Also, I may have a few options for the 5 coin holders, but they would be a special order item. If you would like to give me a call when you have a few minutes, I’d be happy to discuss your needs and give you a better idea of how we may be able to help. I’m available from 12:30 PM until 9:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. The number is 1-800-645-3122. When you call, just ask for me. Have a good day! -Rick
I have found two but I’m still looking I don’t understand how people find 40 or more I just found two and I’m a collector been collecting for a few years now I’ve built the wheat and lincoln set and I found every single one I’m still looking for the 43copper penny good luck hunting out there it can be a lot of fun I know it has for me
I found one! I didn’t even know it was a thing. I did a triple take when I saw it. It now resides in my coin book.
No, not one. I wouldn’t want a circulated coin in my set anyways.
I found a w quarter in change from the supermarket, too bad it has high mileage on it since it is already worn out with no mint luster, it’s a 2020 tall grass prairie quarter.
Too bad it wasn’t in better shape William, but nice find just the same!
ive been collecting the 2020 bat quarters since the pandemic started, hopeing something would start on the value. does the pandemic have anything to do with the value on them? i have 2 w mint marks, are they of any value?
Hi, the design of the American Samoa Quarter was finalized long before anyone knew about COVID-19 or it’s supposed connection to bats. It’s a pretty wild one, but it’s just a coincidence that the coin came out during the pandemic. The “W” Mint Mark quarters are collectible for sure. Have a good day! -Rick
Does Littleton plan on making spots for the West Point Quarters in their albums?
Hi Steve, we do not have any plans to add a spot for the W mint quarters at this time, but that may change in the future.
I cannot find these for sale. Are you sold out or just plan on not selling these (there are 2,000,000 of them 🙂
Hi Asher, I’m sorry we don’t sell the W mint quarters. We had some in 2020, but they sold out quickly. Sorry we can’t help you on this one.
I have been having fun searching for the quarters. They are terribly hard to find. I do have 2- 2019 American memorial park, 1-2019 San Antonio Missions 2-2020 Tall Grass prairie and 1-2020 Weir Farm. All in perfect mint condition. Have not found any W’s for the past 5-6 months.
Great finds Rebecca! Keep looking, good luck!
I’m a long time Washington Quarter collector. I own every single Washington Quarter ever minted (including ALL proofs) except these “W” mint mark Quarters. All my Washington’s are either from mint or proof sets. The mint is actually driving me away from collecting Washington Quarters due to the amount of different quarters released each year. I’ve searched through thousands of Washington Quarters and found zero “W” mint marks. And, i refuse to pay the high prices for them on eBay.
I feel your pain Mark. They’re tough to find for sure! Don’t give up. I hope you find one! -Rick
Thanks Rick. One? I would need them all to complete my collection. But thanks
I figured if you found one, you’d keep searching! Of course I hope you find all the ones you need to build a complete collection. Good luck!
During the recent coin “shortage”, I’ve been able to work out a deal with my bank. I obtained 10 rolls of quarters from the bank, go throug them looking for the quarters I collect. Then re-roll them & exchange the re-rolled quarters for new rolls to search through. I’ve been able to find find 16 of the “W” quarters in this way. I’ve got 4 of the 2019 designs (still looking for the “War in the Pacific” W.
I’ve even come across several “S” quarters this way. I believe that one of them is a silver proof “S” coin because of the highly polishes lustre of it. I can only imagine that it came from someone’s collection who needed the money; or, did not know the intrinsic value of the coin.
Wow, that’s some dedication Charles! But, it seems to be paying off for you. Congrats on some really cool finds! Have a good day! -Rick
Dick Lyons, I am looking for a War in the Pacific W-quarter. I have extra of the American Memorial Quarter I’d be willing to trade. How can I contact you?
I have the Whitman National Park Quarters folder for the complete 2019 set of P, D, and W Mintmarks. However, I can’t find a folder for the P, D, and W quarters for 2020. Do you know of one?
Hello, Since we carry our own Littleton brand of albums and folders, I’m afraid we don’t offer Whitman albums and folders. Unfortunately, we do not offer a folder for the P,D & W mint mark National Park quarters either. Sorry we can’t be more helpful.
Thank you very much for your quick response!!