Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,560,000
Catalog: KM-164
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.54 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1944 S 25C MS obverse 1944 S 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This issue is a good example of how the low mintage=high value rule of thumb can be very misleading. While the '44-S is a common and inexpensive coin in lower grades, in the highest grades it is extremely rare.

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1944 S 25C MS
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Base $ 8.63 8.74 8.91 9.03 9.14 9.14 9.32 9.43 9.60 9.78 10.35 11.50 13.20 15.00 21.25 38.75 62.50 450 4560 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 24.00 43.00 70.00 500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1819
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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9/6/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7559


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2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 497 $471.50
8/12/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23083, 23083/Lot# 11531 $37.00
10/31/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 493 $55.20
2/18/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2328, 2328/Lot# 1443 $134.40
3/4/2008 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28032, 28032/Lot# 22242 $690.00
2/4/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 8277 $218.50
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 59635 $37.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30528 $381.88


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