Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,374,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.14 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 D 25C MS obverse 1936 D 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1936-D quarters was similar to that of the 1935-D issue. With the saving of BU rolls well established by this period, they should enjoy similar availability in Mint State, but this simply is not the case. For reasons unknown, the survival rate of this year's entry in Mint State is quite low, some comparing it to the rarity of the very low mintage 1932-D issue. The 1936-D quarter is also rare in comparison to its San Francisco cousin, which had a lower mintage but, perhaps, benefited from the mystique always attached to S-Mint coins.

When found, 1936-D quarters are generally well struck but may suffer from die erosion that left the fields furrowed and the letters slightly distorted. Gems are noticeably scarcer than for other entries from this period, but enough have been certified to satisfy the more advanced collectors. The high values assigned to worn examples are more the product of perception than reality, as such coins are plentiful from generations of collectors filling coin boards and folders from circulation.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1936 D 25C MS
Base $ 8.75 9.00 10.00 25.00 70.00 240 290 425 520 575 615 650 785 850 1075 1600 6900 - - -
$ 90.00 250 300 450 550 - 630 675 800 900 1150 2150 11500 -

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Total Graded: 1206
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/28/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1351, 1351/Lot# 1257 $1,026.00
2/18/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 220, 226/Lot# 627 $63.25
8/18/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29085, 29085/Lot# 28885 $632.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1306 $701.50
5/5/2013 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 112084 $8.00
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7350 $646.25
3/6/2015 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 210 $4,112.50
  NGC MS 66   Bonhams $1,053.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 D 25C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2525
Owner: rlredmond
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1989
Owner: Daniel McMunn
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