Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,628,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.37 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 S 25C MS obverse 1939 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The popularity of collecting United States coins by date and mint emerged during the mid 1930s in response to the several very low mintage issues struck 1930-33 that had already gained premiums. Hoping for lightning to strike twice, speculators routinely saved fresh rolls of new coins for decades afterward. This has assured that a relatively low mintage coin such as the 1939-S quarter would remain plentiful in Mint State. Gems have been certified in quantity through MS 66.

The one variety of note is a doubled-die obverse (DDO) evident in the date and motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Though minor in comparison to such varieties for several other dates, it is nonetheless quite collectable. A second, similar variety is illustrated in the Wexler/Flynn book, but this one is strictly for variety specialists.

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Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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1939 S 25C MS
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Base $ 8.75 9.50 12.00 24.00 19.00 55.00 52.50 55.00 65.00 80.00 95.00 110 145 200 235 340 975 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 120 160 225 280 395 3300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1248
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1939 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-124755872353-12347632440324242---1248
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Total-124755872353-12347632440425447---1266
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283237459814318622024425526530435140946362069589116834807747211100
29344063113157197228248258278320370427515645760115527245695868111655
00000019722824825827832037042751564576011552724569500
00000020923625126229133539044556867082614193766658400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2724
Owner: erwindoc
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1683
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
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