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: $3.26 (7/7/2020)
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: 4/24/2020

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1919 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 190 380 545 750 1070 1090 1290 1620 2050 2350 2500 3000 3250 4175 7675 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3000 3500 4400 8850 - -
1919 D 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1800 2300 2800 4500 5000 5400 6100 9000 17750 43000 85000 182500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 28500 65000 115000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 539
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: 7/7/2020 1919 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2176099382911172447-833224424151---491
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---------------11-----2
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Total-2176099382911172447-833224525151---493
 -0%3%12%20%8%6%2%3%5%10%-2%7%4%9%5%3%0%--- 
1919 D 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------21212631363----48
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-----------------1----1
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Total---------21212631364----49
 ---------4%24%2%4%12%6%27%12%8%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 D 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333116615471817204821262176224822952439280731034485556373178849129373678460871
333390129316371894207421422200226323432561290535634844614778271021120886448130
000000189420742142220022632343256129053563484461477827102112088600
000000197121002159222422792391268430044024520367328338115742883500
1919 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333345064278390894997710181044112413331505188622332525363958361536125379
3331525146898249219589901026107011931390163220012330289643719011187000
000000824921958990102610701193139016322001233028964371901100
00000086693596710041035109712631447175921172427326751031218600
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Grade: AU 58 FH
Points: 2248
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 949
Owner: Kurgan
 
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