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: $2.98 (11/22/2014)
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 $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 8.35 9.00 10.00 10.25 11.00 12.50 14.00 15.00 17.00 23.00 40.00 80.00 625 8850 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 180 1625 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1827
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/8/1999 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1196, 1196/Lot# 1221 $81.75
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 496 $1,495.00
2/5/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 921 $40.25
1/15/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28014, 28014/Lot# 24336 $35.00
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 59635 $37.00
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
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 206134 $269.74


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