Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 41,300,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.91 (5/13/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 25C MS obverse 1936 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The worst years of the Great Depression were over by 1936, and the rising economic activity required a large coinage of quarter dollars at the Philadelphia Mint. This issue is very plentiful across all grades through MS 66, and there are a fair number of certified MS 67 examples for the most discriminating collectors. The typical 1936(P) quarter has very bright, lustrous surfaces, though many will show die erosion lines. While these sometimes enhance a coin's luster, collectors are encouraged to seek pieces that were struck from fresh dies.

For this date and subsequent issues through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint's Engraving Department settled on the Heavy Motto subtype of 1934 as the master hub for this coin series. Though the obverse was later tweaked just a bit to sharpen the designer's initials, the master hubs seen on 1936 quarters endured for all circulating quarters until the switch to copper-nickel-clad coinage in 1965 required lower relief.

The only variety of significance is a nicely doubled obverse that shows a distinctive shift in both the date and IN GOD WE TRUST.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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1936 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.00 8.25 8.50 9.00 9.25 10.00 11.00 13.00 14.00 22.00 25.00 30.00 40.00 55.00 95.00 125 650 6500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 60.00 110 185 1950 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1950
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1936 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5515323692055-145267286824497951--1950
---------------1-531--10
---------------11107---19
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Total5515323692055-1452672888255121052--1979
 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%3%-1%3%3%15%42%26%5%0%-- 

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