Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,828,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.07 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 S 25C MS obverse 1936 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though of lower mintage than its Denver Mint cousin, the 1936-S quarter is more readily available. With most collectors living in the East during the 1930s, S-Mint coins always were scarce and prized. This led to the hoarding of BU rolls and even worn pieces when found. This issue is plentiful through the grade of MS 66, though quite rare above that level. Most are pleasingly lustrous but may be a bit weakly struck on the high points.

A nice repunched mintmark variety may be found on 1936-S quarters, with the earlier impression lying east of the final one.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1936 S 25C MS
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Base $ 8.25 8.50 9.00 9.50 16.00 47.50 57.50 67.50 85.00 95.00 115 125 150 180 300 530 3250 - - -
$ - 52.50 60.00 70.00 90.00 100.00 120 135 160 200 340 700 6250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1448
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2283 $310.50
7/1/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2388, 2388/Lot# 1538 $588.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5842 $2,232.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 195 $300.00
2/17/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131309/Lot# 20128 $141.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122948 $225.50
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7743 $282.00


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