Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,652,000
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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1937 S 25C MS obverse 1937 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A setback in the economic recovery years of 1934-36 resulted in the San Francisco Mint coining fewer than half as many quarter dollars than it did in 1936. Fortunately for collectors of the present day, their spiritual ancestors avidly saved fresh rolls of each issue as released, and they placed particular emphasis on S-Mint coins. Thus, Mint State survivors are more available than the mintage suggests, though worn examples were always a bit elusive during the years that silver coins circulated. 1937-S quarters typically are bright and lustrous, with some revealing faintly prooflike fields from repolishing of the dies to remove erosion lines and extend their life.

The 1937-S quarters feature a curious anomaly not seen on any other entry in this series. The obverse border was broadened to the extent that it actually touched the date numerals. This must have been done to the working dies individually and was most likely performed at the San Francisco Mint's own machine shop. The net result is that, while the coins look fairly normal in Mint State, worn pieces proved much more durable in circulation. It's not unusual to find coins grading Very Good on the obverse and only About Good on the reverse. Unless some internal correspondence is found to account for this activity, the coins must tell their own story.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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1937 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.75 10.00 15.00 30.00 35.00 95.00 115 130 145 160 175 200 250 280 300 650 1950 - - -
$ - 110 125 140 155 170 185 220 270 290 415 850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1285
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1937 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2377791282535-65011542338516229---1285
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---------------2131---7
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Total-2377791282535-65011542638616530---1293
 -0%0%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%3%-0%4%9%33%30%13%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1937 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28323759123255304351409450489551575642725783820133323885631860612614
29344480167271320370423463510559597670744795991168534696623994213245
00000032037042346351055959767074479599116853469662300
000000335390436476530567620697764808116220364550761400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2388
Owner: Daniel McMunn
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1333
Owner: dabrown
 
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