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 (4/27/2015)
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: 3/4/2015

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1944 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1837
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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4/26/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7736


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11/6/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0891, 891/Lot# 1396 $35.97
1/21/2003 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23014, 23014/Lot# 13394 $93.15
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
10/2/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27102, 27102/Lot# 11605 $31.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3656 $2,875.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118893 $39.99
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20303 $25.00


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