Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,837
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.39 (12/5/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 25C PF obverse 1936 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The coin hobby was experiencing a period of growth during the mid 1930s, and agitation for the resumption of proof coinage after a 20-year hiatus finally found a receptive administration. While President Franklin Roosevelt was a stamp collector with little interest in coins, his personal secretary, Louis Howe, pushed for the return of proof coins early in 1936. Howe, already hospitalized for heart disease and asthma, lived just long enough to view a single proof specimen of the 1936 quarter dollar before succumbing on April 18.

Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau approved the resumption of proof coin sales that same month, and announcement of this fact appeared April 29. A complete set from cent through half dollar was priced at $1.81, plus eight cents for postage. The proofs of 1936-42 could be purchased as sets or as singles. The cost of a proof quarter dollar alone was 50 cents, plus the standard eight cents postage. This denomination, however, proved to be the least popular of the five. Only 3,811 pieces were sold out of the estimate of 5,100 coined.

Unlike the proof quarters of 1937 and later years, the 1936 edition was coined with dies taken from the same hubs used for currency coin dies. These dies were polished to give them a mirror finish, but they were identical in design details to the dies used for ordinary coinage. The brilliance of 1936 proof quarters is not equal to that of later dates, as the Mint was still developing its techniques for such pieces. Gems of this issue are in limited supply, and very few examples have been certified higher than PF 66.

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Last Updated: 12/31/2017

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1936 25C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 500 570 640 780 1075 1625 2350 8450 10500 - -
$ - - - - - - 630 700 875 1250 1850 3850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 995
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 12/1/2020 1936 25C PF
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Base----------451761120349253158271--995
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Total----------451761120349256159281--1000
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8519461050116212811410148115491595162516681697183420012169234930094042649184491081413636
8839811087120213241434150415641605163916781743189020572229256933534858714492371175514318
0000001504156416051639167817431890205722292569335348587144923700
00000015261580161516541687178819452113228927893698567577961002600
1936 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5245916637418289219721022105610781110116612331321148317722215267148055264844910814
5466156897708599389891033106310891129118812621375157919202367338249586326923711355
000000989103310631089112911881262137515791920236733824958632600
0000001005104510711099114712111292142916762067251940945111738700
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4805
Owner: DNA Silver
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 4805
Owner: Paul Kromm
 
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