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: $2.91 (12/28/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/23/2014

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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: 1829
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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12/30/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29110


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12/18/2006 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 118, 123/Lot# 1112 $172.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1793 $172.50
9/18/2011 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3139, 3139/Lot# 1676 $33.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8732 $223.25
1/9/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 10246 $217.38
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7726 $474.70
3/16/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178829 $35.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 695 $379.50


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