Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,627,600
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.24 (9/16/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 D 25C MS obverse 1928 D 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this issue suggests a coin that should be scarce in Mint State, but average quality MS pieces are quite plentiful. The 1928-D quarter was among a very few Standing Liberty issues that were readily available from dealers in the late 1930s, when this series was one of the hottest areas of collecting. The distribution of Denver Mint coins seems to have slowed from 1926 onward, with several denominations of D-Mint dates being available by the roll for several years afterward.

While MS gems are readily available, these are almost all poorly struck to varying degrees. The shield and Liberty's trunk area are almost always indistinct, as is the eagle's breast. Full Head examples are extremely rare, Jay Cline placing the population at 1% or fewer of surviving MS coins. 1928-D quarters are a bit scarce in the higher circulated grades, but the commonness of MS coins keeps their values low.

Varieties of any kind are unusual for this coin series, yet there's a nice repunched mintmark (RPM) for 1928-D. This variety will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1928 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.00 15.05 18.00 23.00 50.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 125 150 165 195 250 315 400 645 2950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 220 280 350 575 940 - -
1928 D 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 90.00 100.00 135 175 260 325 700 2025 3100 5300 15700 60500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 6500 25000 82500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1509
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
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: 9/10/2019 1928 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1461331141124581146415853941011211---1444
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--------------1313----8
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Total-1461331141124581146415954241111511---1452
 -0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %1 %0 %1 %2 %4 %0 %1 %4 %11 %37 %28 %8 %1 %--- 
1928 D 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11-136222191---65
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----------------2-1---3
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Total---------11-136222392---68
 ---------1 %1 %-1 %4 %9 %32 %34 %13 %3 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/13/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2299, 2299/Lot# 1301 $246.40
9/4/2011 NGC MS 64   Full Head Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1150 $2,185.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7697 $348.45
10/6/2011 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6238 $598.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 707 $287.50
10/12/2014 NGC MS 65   Full Head GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 217710 $2,151.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14940 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 25C MS D Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372552722883043203363513814635637458651393240730573919620110105112092559045413
2432612772933093253413614084966247851041173126243344468075021047316003321980
000000341361408496624785104117312624334446807502104731600300
000000346371436530684825121720692840363254408804108412079600
1928 25C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base122428458121627230833040945046348955162082910811393291046431054018861
162534571262352843153564234544725105746909131185189934886609133140
000000284315356423454472510574690913118518993488660900
000000296323383436459480530597759997128924044065857400
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Grade: MS 65 FH
Points: 3919
Owner: Bart Star
 
Grade: MS 64 FH
Points: 3057
Owner: JTO
 
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