Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,795
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.10 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 25C PF obverse 1939 25C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Proof sales steadily grew from year to year, and the net mintage for this issue was 8,750 pieces. These were selected from the 11,902 struck, many of which were unfit, and the traditional mintage figure also includes coins destroyed during assays. Four dies each of the obverse and reverse were employed. As in other years, the net mintage of proof quarter dollars determines the number of complete proof sets possible, since this denomination was the one least often ordered.

The number of gem survivors rose proportionately with the increasing sales, and this is the first modern proof quarter for which a generous population of PF 67 coins exists. Some of these show signs of retouching at Washington's queue, as this shallow feature was often polished off of the die or simply diminished to the point of being unrecognizable. The hand engraving in the die to restore it was quite primitive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/14/2015

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1939 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 95.00 100.00 110 130 160 190 280 675 8700 - -
$ - - - - - - 105 120 140 170 215 350 2000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1241
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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5/21/2003 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1727, 1727/Lot# 1344 $242.00
10/13/2008 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 695 $287.50
10/23/2008 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 808 $2,300.00
4/28/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 8099 $180.55
5/24/2009 NGC PF 68   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 512 $1,495.00
11/4/2012 NGC PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 79363 $90.47
1/23/2015 PCGS PF 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20107 $360.73
8/9/2015 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131533/Lot# 25236 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191431671942232582782983113203333423724094565175776331239393953107007
1271511762032342642843023143243363523844244765375958352139439658750
0000002843023143243363523844244765375958352139439600
00000029130631732833936239644049655761410373039485300
1939 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23426831135440445848751753755157058462968475284292810081843531070079075
24528232537042246749752354155757459964770678287095412862998587576960
00000049752354155757459964770678287095412862998587500
00000050753054656357961466572981289998115644154644100
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 3939
Owner: Paul Kromm
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 1239
Owner: Show Me Proof
 
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