Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,944,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.06 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1919 D 25C MS obverse 1919 D 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The first casualty of the postwar recession was America's agriculture, the demand and prices for food commodities dropping while the rest of the economy was still active. This greatly affected the demand for additional coins in the region serviced by the Denver Mint, with a resulting drop in quarter dollar production from the previous year. 1919-D quarters are thus scarce across all grades, with gems being exceedingly rare.

Contributing to this rarity is the fact that most 1919-D quarters were poorly struck, with weak central details and dates. Liberty's shield is almost invariably shallow and indistinct, and Full Head examples are quite seldom found. Jay Cline placed the population of Full Head coins at just one percent of the total Mint State population. In addition to weak striking, Denver Mint coins of the late 1910s through the mid 1920s were especially susceptible to cracking of the dies. It's quite possible that these dies were not being properly hardened after shipment, and D-Mint quarters are often laced with assorted cracks visible as raised lines on the coins' surfaces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2019

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1919 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 190 380 545 750 925 965 1150 1450 1700 1900 2000 2750 3250 4175 7600 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3000 3500 4500 8850 - -
1919 D 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1800 2300 2800 4500 5000 5750 6650 9375 14800 46500 85000 195000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 28500 65000 115000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 526
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1919 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2175897372911162443-833224323151---479
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---------------11-----2
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Total-2175897372911162443-833224424151---481
 -0 %4 %12 %20 %8 %6 %2 %3 %5 %9 %-2 %7 %5 %9 %5 %3 %0 %--- 
1919 D 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------21212621363----47
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-----------------1----1
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Total---------21212621364----48
 ---------4 %25 %2 %4 %13 %4 %27 %13 %8 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 375 $1,725.00
4/2/2007 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 236 $224.25
8/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3114, 3114/Lot# 1510 $414.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6404 $5,581.25
6/3/2014 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3937 $378.35
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 223364 $500.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3486 $1,292.50
3/6/2015 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3524, 6093/Lot# 21091 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 25C MS D Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333116615471817204821262176224822952439280731034485556373178849129373678460871
333390129316371894207421422200226323432561290535634844614778271021120886448130
000000189420742142220022632343256129053563484461477827102112088600
000000197121002159222422792391268430044024520367328338115742883500
1919 25C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333345064278390894997710181044112413331505188622332525363958361536125379
3331525146898249219589901026107011931390163220012330289643719011187000
000000824921958990102610701193139016322001233028964371901100
00000086693596710041035109712631447175921172427326751031218600
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Grade: AU 58 FH
Points: 2248
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 450
Owner: johnpill23
 
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