The 2007 Washington state quarter is a popular collectible among coin enthusiasts and historians alike. The design of the quarter features George Washington, the first president of the United States, on the obverse and an image of Mount Rainier on the reverse.
This coin was the 42nd release in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters program, which ran from 1999 to 2008 and honored each of the 50 states with a unique design.
While the standard 2007 Washington state quarter is made of a clad composition, containing copper and nickel, there were also clad-proof and silver-proof quarters minted for collectors.
These coins are more valuable due to their limited production and unique finishes. Whether you are a seasoned coin collector or just starting out, the 2007 Washington state quarter is an interesting and worthwhile addition to any collection.
Composition and Design
The Washington state quarters minted in 2007 are made of a clad composition containing copper and nickel.
There were also clad-proof and silver-proof quarters minted, which are worth more money. The reverse side of the coin features a design of a salmon jumping out of the water with Mount Rainer in the foreground.
Mount Rainer is an active volcano and the tallest mountain in Washington.
The year 1889 is inscribed on the coin because it was the year Washington officially joined the union.
Different Series of Washington State Quarters
The US minted different series of the Washington state quarter, including the 2007 P quarter, 2007 D quarter, 2007 S proof quarter, and 2007 S silver proof quarter.
The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin under the “IN GOD WE TRUST” motto. Proof coins have more detail and are minted on special planchets, and are made specifically for collectors.
Value of the Washington State Quarters
The value of the Washington state quarters depends on the series and the coin’s condition.
The standard 2007 Washington state clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. They only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.
Both the 2007 P and 2007 D Washington state quarters are each worth around $0.75 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.
Uncirculated coins with an MS 65 grade can sell for around $4. The 2007 S proof Washington state quarter is worth around $4.50 in PR 66DC condition and around $15 in PR 69DC condition.
Silver Proof Quarter
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver, with a melt value of $3.97 as of February 13, 2023. The 2007 S silver-proof Washington state quarter is worth around $11 in PR 66DC condition and around $20 in PR 69DC condition.
The grading system for the Washington state quarters includes MS 63 choice uncirculated, MS 65 gem uncirculated, PR 66DC proof, and PR 69DC proof.
MS 63 choice uncirculated coins may have some blemishes or contact marks, with a luster that may not be as prominent.
MS 65 gem uncirculated coins have the strong luster and eye appeal, with a few light contact marks that are barely noticeable.
PR 66DC-proof coins have minimal marks and hairlines. PR 69DC-proof coins have only the slightest imperfections.