1965 Washington Quarter

Date: 1965
Mint marks: none
Mintage: 1,819,717,540
Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm
Weight: 5.67 grams

The 1965 Washington Quarter was issued for circulation and in special mint sets for collectors. The coins were minted at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, although the coins do not carry a mint mark. The overall mintage was 1,819,717,540. This was the first year that the copper nickel clad composition was used.

The Washington Quarter was introduced in 1932 to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of George Washington. The coins were designed by John Flanagan. The obverse features a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The reverse carries the image of a bald eagle perched on a bundle of arrows with olive branches extended beneath. The series concluded in 1998, although the obverse continued to be used for subsequent quarter dollar series.

Individual issues: 1965 Washington Quarter, 1965 SMS Washington Quarter