Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,696,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1937 25C MS obverse 1937 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After the initial flourish of economic recovery during 1934-36, the nation slipped back into a short but nasty recession in 1937-38, and this reduced commercial activity was reflected in lower mintages. The Philadelphia Mint coined fewer than half the number of quarter dollars coined the previous year, though this issue remains plentiful in grades through MS 66. Higher certified coins are available in limited numbers and priced accordingly.

1937(P) quarters were quite well made as a rule, with bold strikes and nice luster that ranges from satiny to quite frosty.

Two nice doubled-die obverse varieties are known for this issue, the first being prominent enough to be illustrated and priced in popular catalogs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

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1937 25C MS
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Base $ 8.00 8.25 8.50 8.75 9.00 13.00 15.00 18.00 21.00 25.00 28.00 34.00 40.00 57.50 110 205 750 17500 - -
$ - - - - - 27.00 30.00 37.00 45.00 65.00 125 285 3750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1235
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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12/27/2000 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1389, 1389/Lot# 1274 $463.25
1/12/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 676 $57.50
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1191/Lot# 3436 $1,057.50
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 208870 $45.00
8/15/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20073 $522.88
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 676 $138.00
  NGC MS 67   Bonhams $491.00


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