Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,832,000
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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1938 S 25C MS obverse 1938 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another low mintage issue that would be rare today, were it not for the practice of saving BU rolls that was popular from the 1930s through the '60s. 1938-S quarters were fairly well made, and gems are plentiful. Collectors are encouraged to seek only examples struck from fresh dies having smooth or finely-grained luster.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/2/2016

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1938 S 25C MS
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Base $ 8.75 9.50 10.00 11.00 22.00 50.00 52.50 55.00 65.00 90.00 95.00 105 135 170 220 350 1175 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1409
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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4/3/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 558 $161.00
10/28/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2441, 2441/Lot# 1404 $190.40
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1399 $242.00
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131234/Lot# 24940 $129.25
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121420 $177.10
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2037 $558.13
3/1/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131510/Lot# 23411 $155.10
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 7638 $940.00


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