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: $2.64 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2015

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1944 S 25C MS
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 9.00 10.00 10.25 11.00 14.00 15.00 17.00 23.00 40.00 80.00 535 9100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 180 1700 -

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Total Graded: 1831
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/17/2000 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1358, 1358/Lot# 1161 $119.90
1/24/2005 NGC MS 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #25, 29/Lot# 237 $1,403.00
12/24/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66125, 66125/Lot# 23492 $27.00
4/28/2008 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2522, 2522/Lot# 1449 $73.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 262 $373.75
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 48381 $33.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24621 $23.50

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