The reverse hub of the 1932 quarter was never used again. Click here to read about this and more!
That the US Mint did not produce any uncirculated mint set in 1982 & 1983, so even though the 1982 & 1983 P&D Washington quarters were minted in the hundreds of millions, the lack of mint sets has lead to significantly fewer mint state examples available for all four business strikes…
There were no Washington Quarters minted in 1933
The San Francisco mint last minted a business strike (non proof) Washington quarter in 1954
The first year that a mint mark was placed on the front of the Washington quarter was in 1968
Production of the Washington quarter started in the summer of 1932. On August 1, 1932 the Washington quarter was released in to circulation.
Due to a lack of demand in commerce quarters, the last quarter produced before the 1932 Washington quarter was the 1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
The Commission of Fine Arts twice declared Laura Gardin Fraser’s Model 56 design (pictured above) as the winning design for the Washington quarter, only to be overruled by Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon who decreed that John Flanagan’s design would be adopted. Read more here.