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1976-S QUARTER DOLLAR - BICENTENNIAL ISSUE -
40% SILVER

PCGS Nos: 5898, 6008, 86008, 96008

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: estimated 5,000,000
Proofs: estimated 4,000,000

Designer: Obverse by John Flanagan; Reverse by Jack L. Ahr

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Outer layers - 80% Silver, 20% Copper
Center - 20.9% Silver, 79.1% Copper

Weight: 90 grains (5.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) on the obverse just right of the ribbon

Varieties:

Notes:
The 40% Silver Bicentennial Quarter Dollars were sold in 3-piece sets along with the Silver-Clad Washington Half Dollars and Silver-Clad Eisenhower Dollars.  Mintages are approximate - 11,000,000 sets were struck and sold until 1982, when sales were halted.

The finest Uncirculated "Silver" examples graded by PCGS are 92 MS-68's.

The finest Proof "Silver" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

The finest Proof Cameo "Silver" examples graded by PCGS are 22 PRCA-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Silver" examples graded by PCGS are 1804 PRDC-69's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 

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