Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 16,095,600
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (11/14/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 D 25C MS obverse 1943 D 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is typical of the war years, the Denver Mint quarter dollars of this year are the ones most likely to be found well struck from properly maintained dies. Of course, far few coins were struck there than at the Philadelphia Mint, so it was perhaps possible to swap out worn dies more frequently. Gems are plentiful through MS 66, with a generous supply of MS 67 beauties, too.

Doubled-die varieties are numerous for 1943-D. While it's tempting to believe that this was due to the hiring of replacement workers during the labor-shortage war years, the skilled craftsmen of the Philadelphia Mint's Die-Sinking Department would have been old enough or important enough to be exempt from military service. It was clearly the urgency of creating so many dies that led to careless errors in their hubbing. These have provided collectors with a rich hunting ground.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1943 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 12.40 13.00 16.40 17.25 19.95 21.00 27.00 29.00 32.00 39.50 44.00 47.00 100.00 1150 14250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 190 2950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1260
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1943 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-12522715-39411593635001482--1260
----------------132---6
-----------------51---6
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Total--1-12522715-39411593645081512--1272
 --0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %-0 %1 %3 %13 %29 %40 %12 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/10/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1220, 1220/Lot# 1198 $141.70
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 402 $264.50
9/12/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 655 $42.55
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 49733 $53.00
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131313/Lot# 28172 $90.00
  NGC MS 67   Bonhams $198.00
7/20/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 31076 $129.25


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