The U.S. Silver Quarter Melt Value Calculator, shown below, will help you find the total silver
value and total silver content of your U.S. Barber, Standing Liberty, or Washington 90% junk
silver quarters. Calculate by quantity, rolls of quarters, face value or weight. The silver
quarter calculator will only figure what the silver in your quarters is worth (intrinsic value),
and will not include any numismatic (collector) or base metal value.
Use the silver quarter calculator to figure how much the silver in your quarters is worth, or to
set a max bid on a silver quarter auction based on its silver content melt value.
You might also try one of the many other calculators available from the drop-down menu above.
For a larger choice of silver coins, use the
U.S. Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator. You may also have use for the
Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator or the
Australian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.
Silver Price per Troy Ounce:
Silver Spot Price Data Last Updated:
Total Silver Value:
Total Silver Weight
How to use the U.S. Silver Quarter Melt Value Calculator.
First decide what method you will be using to indicate the amount of U.S. 90% silver quarters to
calculate. You can enter your amounts either by the total quantity of silver quarters, the total
face value of your silver quarters, or by the total weight of your U.S. silver quarter
collection. You could also use a combination of methods depending on how your quarters are
The first three options are for entering an exact count of U.S. 90% silver quarters. You can
choose from the Barber Silver Quarter, the Standing Liberty Silver Quarter or the Washington
Silver Quarter minted from 1932-1964. Use the text box to the right of each silver quarter
description (blue link) to enter a number representing the total quantity of silver quarters
that you wish to know the silver melt value of. As an alternative, you can simply click on the
silver quarter picture, or its link, to increase the value in its text box by 1. The calculator
will automatically update the Total Silver Value (in red), whenever a change is made to
the amounts in any of the text boxes.
The next option below is for entering the amount of U.S. 90% silver quarters by rolls of 40.
This has the same effect as entering a value of 40 in any of the single silver quarter option
text boxes. This option is nice if you like to store your 90% quarters in rolls or coin tubes.
If you received your silver quarters already rolled, then be sure to inspect them to determine
that they are all of the 90% silver variety. If not, then your calculation will be inaccurate.
This calculator is only designed for measuring the silver melt value of U.S. 90% silver quarters
minted from 1892-1964.
Your next five options are for entering your amounts by the face value of your silver quarters.
There are $1, $10, $50, $100, and $1,000 options each representing 4, 40, 200, 400, and 4,000
quarters respectively. This option works well if your 90% quarters are stored in canvas bags.
You can also use decimal values for partial bags. For example, a value of 2.5 entered into the
$100 Face Value Text Box would be equal to a $250 face value.
Your final four options allow you to calculate the melt value of your U.S. silver quarters by
weighing them. You can choose to weigh by either ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. Just enter
a whole number or decimal representing the total weight in the appropriate weight text box. If
you are weighing your silver quarters inside a container or bag, be sure to subtract the weight
of your container first. Do note that these are not Troy ounces or pounds. They are U.S.
standard ounces and pounds (a.k.a. Avoirdupois).
The Total Silver Value is measured based on the U.S. Dollar amount supplied in the Silver
Price text box. You could also use one of the other major world currencies available in the
drop-down menu located underneath the prices. The default price is updated frequently during
normal trading hours. You can adjust the Silver Price to specify the price you'd be willing
to pay per ounce for the silver content in any lot of U.S. 90% silver quarters. This will help
you to find the maximum bid you should enter for an online silver quarter auction.
The U.S. silver quarter calculator tells you total silver value and total silver content
proportionate to the amount of silver contained in uncirculated silver quarters that do not
have any wear. If your quarters have some wear due to circulation, they will not contain as much
silver. You could submit a percentage of that wear in the "Amount of Wear" text box.
An input greater than the default of 0 (zero), will decrease the total silver value and total
silver weight results accordingly.